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West Mersea, Essex

Photograph from a box of Hallam Ashley prints labelled 'Assorted UK windmill photos - not Norfolk'. Most have no additional information. This photograph is dated by the style of dress. It shows the miller and his wife with a cart lad...

Ashley, Hallam (1900-1987), photographer

Mill Research Notebook 1989/07

White ring-bound notebook. Contains transcriptions, biographical information, sketches, and notes, from publications and historical documents, on English and foreign mills and other subjects.

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

Mill Research Notebook 41

Red paperback notebook. Continued on from Notebook 40. Contains notes and sketches on wind and water mills in Oxfordshire, Essex and Sussex.

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

Mill Research Notebook 40

Blue hardback notebook. Contains notes and sketches on windmills in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, London and Essex. Continues in Notebook 41.

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

Antiquarian Research Notebook 35

Blue ring-bound notebook. Contains correspondence, negatives of horse gear and winding drum, transcriptions, sketches and notes on windmills and various antiquary interests.

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

Windmill files

Envelopes of material on windmills:1. West Blatchington Windmill, 1982, 1985 & n.d.2. Wilton Windmill, 19903. Missing from box4. Chiseldon Windmill Swindon, 19825. Bardwell Windmill, n.d.6. Wicken Windmill, 1989 – 19927. North Leigh Windmill, ...

Mill Research Notebook 11

Red, ring-bound notebook labelled Mill Notes 26/6/54 - 9/8/55. Contains notes and sketches on mills including Hambleden; Sonning; Abbey Mill, Reading; Swallowfield; Sherfield-upon-Loddon; Eversley; Newark Mill, Ripley; Chorley Wood; Hounslow; Bede...

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

Mill Research Notebook 01

Small, blue, ring-bound notebook labelled "Earliest Windmill Notes 1949 Essex, Sussex, Kent". Contains notes and sketches on windmills including Ash Mill; Little Laver; Moreton; Henham; Stansted; Thaxsted; Wimbledon Common; Clavering; Wh...

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

"Braintree Rotary Club"

Cutting from "Halstead Gazette". Mr John Salmon of the Braintree Rotary Club in his talk on "Essex Windmills" discussed the three types of windmills and mechanisms. The earliest working mill was at Moreton (1715).

"Windmill Saved"

Cutting from "The Star". The historic windmill at Upminster which has been a landmark for centuries has been sold but it will not be pulled down.

"To Be Preserved For All Time"

Cutting from "The Daily Chronicle". The Bocking post mill, one of the oldest windmills in the country, has been given by the owner to Essex Archeological Society for preservation.

"Windmill News"

Cutting from "Essex Chronicle" reporting that Essex County Council had sought to make an order for the non-demolition of Upminster windmill. Mr Simons, the owner, objected to this action which was considered by the Ministry of Health inq...

"Windmills"

Cutting from "Romford Times". The County Council is preparing plans to save the remaining windmills from disappearing from the Essex landscape. From the County surveyor's report it seems the County Council is taking this matter seri...

"An Echo of Yesterday"

Cutting from "Christian Herald". London's last remaining windmill is for sale. It was built in 1799 and been in the "hands of the same family for several generations".

"Historic Monuments"

Cutting from "Local Government Chronicle" reporting that Essex County Council has delegated powers to undertake "guardianship" or contribute to the costs of restoration, preservation and maintenance of ancient buildings followi...

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