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Martin Watts Collection

  • MWAT
  • Collection
  • c 1698 (digital copy) - 2016

Images illustrating the history of flour milling; drawings of Warwick Castle Mill.

Watts, Martin, miller and millwright

Coolham Mills Material

  • COOL
  • Collection
  • 2011-2012 (images of manuscripts from 1777-1863)

Scans and transcriptions of material on Coolham mills. From various sources, mostly from the Burrell Archives from Knepp Castle (Mss Acc 921/XVI/B; now at West Sussex Records Office, Chichester). Includes images of the following documents:Abstract...

Symonds, Richard, archaeologist

Heage Windmill Society photographic archive

  • GIFF-HWS
  • Collection
  • 1791 (digital copy) - 2007

Photographs relating to the history of Heage Windmill, mainly relating to the restoration carried out in 2000-2002.

Gifford, Alan

Jenny West Collection

  • WEST
  • Collection
  • 19th-20th century

Photographs of Kent windmills taken by Jenny and her husband Richard, and other research material. Copy of BA dissertation 'The Watermills of the Hogsmill River', 1982.

West, Jenny

Large Mill Drawings

  • LMDC
  • Collection
  • 19th century - 2000

Technical, architectural and artistic images of mills.

The Mills Archive

Small Donations

  • SMDN
  • Collection
  • 19th century - present

Small donations to the Archive.

The Mills Archive

Barry Davis Collection

  • DAVI
  • Collection
  • 19th -20th century

35mm slides of windmills and watermills taken by donor. Misc photographic prints of windmills, some by donor, others by Frank Farrow or collected from other sources. Glass negative of Chimney Mill Newcastle (Smeaton Mill).

Davis, Barry, mill enthusiast

Deeds of New Mill, Lydd

  • DNML
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1905

The collection of Covenant deeds and Abstracts of Title relating to the new Corn Mill of East Ryppe, Lydd shed light on the ever changing terms and conditions of the status and ownership of the mill for the period between 1801 and 1905.

New Mill, Lydd

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

Friends of Upminster Windmill Archive

  • FUWA
  • Collection
  • 1837-2014

Selected images from the digital archive of the Friends of Upminster Windmill. The full archive is maintained by the Friends; a copy is also held by the Mills Archive.

Ken Preece Collection

  • PREE
  • Collection
  • 1842 (later copy) - 1989

Albums of UK windmill photos. Photo of Ken Preece and short biography.

Preece, Ken, photographer

Nigel Harris Collection

  • HARR
  • Collection
  • 1846-1950s

Items purchased online by Nigel Harris and donated to the Mills Archive. The images and text from the online listings have been incorporated into this catalogue.

Harris, Nigel S, author

Reading Central Library Images

  • READ
  • Collection
  • Late 19th - early 20th century (originals; scans 2013-2014)

Scans of images of mills in the library's local studies collection.

Reading Borough Libraries

John Pelling Collection

  • PELL
  • Collection
  • Late 19th century - 2006

Mill photographs taken on SPAB, TIMS and other mill tours. Other mill photographs and material (UK and elsewhere).

Pelling, John Tritton, mill enthusiast

Glyn Jones Collection

  • GJON
  • Collection
  • Late 19th - 20th century

Extracts and cuttings from 'Miller' and 'Milling', photocopies, handwritten notes and photographs, compiled by Glyn Jones when writing his book 'The Millers'. Includes photocopies of letters from Henry Simon.

Jones, Glyn, author

The Soundy Family Collection

  • SNDY
  • Collection
  • 1861- c 2010

Legal deeds and other items relating to the Soundy family of millers and The Abbey Mills, Reading.

Soundy family, millers

Over Family Collection

  • OVER
  • Collection
  • 1865-1977

Ledgers, photographs and documents relating to the Over family of millers. Includes items relating to Sandhurst, Sindlesham, Sonning and Sandford mills.

Over family, millers

Armfield Drawings

  • ARMF
  • Collection
  • 1870s - 1920s

Engineering drawings of milling machinery.

Joseph J Armfield & Co Ltd

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