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Treble Mill, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

The treble mill enabled a single waterwheel to drive two pairs of stones through an additional set of gears off the pitwheel. Treble Mill, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Drawing by H Beighton, Desaguliers, 1744.

Watts, Martin, miller and millwright

Saw mill engraving

Depicting the wind-powered saw mill constructed by Charles Dingley at Limehouse in 1767. It was opposed by local sawyers who believed it was undercutting their work and it was badly damaged by rioters on 10 May 1768. A copy of article "Charles DIngley, projector, and his Limehouse sawmill" by John H Appleby also included.

The Oxford Magazine

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)

"Plan for the Rolling Mill upon the Cocquet"

A photograph made by Hallam Ashley of a technical drawing done by John Smeaton in the 18th century.
In 1775 speculators built a rolling mill on the Cocquet in Northumberland with a dam built by Smeaton. This became the Acklington Tin Works and was in production until 1884.

Smeaton, John (1724-1792), engineer

Two 18th century documents relating to mills at Haughton and Thoresby Park, and to tree planting in the parkland of the Duke of Kingston (the Pierrepont Family)

1 folded sheet measuring 38cm x 31cm recording an agreement between the agent of the Duchess of Kingston and Thomas Thorpe (miller) relating to the diversion of the water supply to Haughton Mill and a weekly lease of new corn mill at Thoresby Park, the Duchess' corn and malt to be ground free of charge. For further content click on the link to the document transcription. A second folded sheet measuring 41cm x 31cm gives, "An Account of all the Trees taken out of the Nurserys and Planted in the Parke to 31 December 1762", seeming to relate to tree planting at either Thoresby Park or Holme Pierrepont Hall.

"The Camp at Cox Heath"

Photograph from Victoria and Albert Museum of painting "The Camp at Cox Heath" by Sandby, showing post mill. It is not clear why this has been filed with the Berkshire material.

Sandby, Thomas (1721-1798), painter

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