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Piccott's End Mill, Hemel Hempstead

The twenty eighth image is a photocopy of an illustration of a watermill which is simply identified as being "A Watermill near Hemel Hempstead. Hartfordshire (Hertfordshire)." However, it is most likely that this is Piccott's End Mill. There is no date of production recorded.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

Mill at Lewisham

The twenty ninth image features the watermill of Lewisham in Kent. This item is a photocopy of an illustration of the mill produced in the late eighteenth century. Interestingly, the item has a caption on the left hand corner of the bottom of the sketch reading "A View of the Water Mill near Lewisham in Kent" while on the right hand corner this information is reproduced in French "Viie du Moulin a leau, aupres du Lewisham en Kent". The sketch was printed by "Carington Bowles, Map and Printseller No. 69 in St Paul's Church Yard, London." and published on 1 October 1770.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

Abbey Mill on Road of West Ham

The second item is a photocopy of an illustration featuring the windmill of the Abbey Mills of West Ham. The illustration is entitled as "Abbey mills on the road of West Ham". We are informed that this illustration was published on 13th February 1783 by John Harris at Sweetings Alley in Cornhill on the outskirts of London.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

Swanbourne Lake Mill

The seventieth item is an entry from a magazine presenting a reproduction of a water - colour entitled"Arundel Mill" painted by the famous English landscape painter, Peter De Wint (21 January 1784 - 30 January 1849.) The watermill of this painting is Swanbourne Lake Mill situated on the river Arun.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

Emsworth Mill, Hampshire

The twenty sixth item is a photocopy of a nineteenth century illustration of the old watermill which preceded the Quay Tide Mill ; both of which were situated in exactly the same location in the small village of Emsworth in Hampshire. There is a note written on the back in red ink clearly in a later hand. The note commences with the heading of "The City Gallery" and proceeds to describe the photograph as "A Coastal scene with figures and a fishing boat beached by a cottage. Gils on canvas 19 1/2 x 27 ins (presumably an abbreviation of inches). Curia 1800 - 1810." There is an additional note in black ink which reads "Mill that preceded Quay Mill, Emsworth." According to the information we are given, the sketch itself was produced at some point between the years 1800 and 1810.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

Fire insurance certificate for Hope Mill

Certificate from Kent Fire Office, purchased by Mrs Marriott of Horsmonden, Kent - presumably the owner, on 21st January 1815. Miller was William Woollett. Witnessing the insurance purchase were A. W. Swain, Mr Day, John Spring and Geo. Bishop - the latter three were the company directors.

Brian Eighteen Mill Collection

  • EIGH
  • Collection
  • 1834-2015

Material on watermills in the Reading area, on the Thames, Kennet and Loddon rivers.

Eighteen, Brian (1930-2015), local historian

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