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Whitley Bridge Mill Collection

  • WBMC
  • Collection
  • Before 1898 (copy) - 2017

Items relating to the history of Whitley Bridge Mill, owned by John Croysdale and Sons and then by James Bowman and Sons Ltd. Includes ledgers, plans and drawings, correspondence and photos. Also a large number of digital images of the mill taken by Sharon Burton before its closure.

James Bowman and Sons Ltd

Christopher Wallis Collection

  • WALL
  • Collection
  • 1960s - 2006.

Architectural drawings, correspondence, documents and photographs; relating to restoration and conservation of windmills and watermills.

Wallis, Christopher Louden (1935-2006), civil engineer

James Venn Collection

  • VENN
  • Collection
  • 1894-2017

Manuscripts, research notes, documents and photographs relating to UK wind and watermills, principally Buckinghamshire. Incorporates the collection of Stanley Freese, which was bequeathed to James Venn and added to by him.

Venn, James (1921-2014)

Wynn Tremenheere Collection

  • TREM
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century

35mm slides of Sussex, Norfolk and Surrey windmills. Print photos.

Tremenheere, Wynn (1923-2015), chairman of Cranbrook Windmill Association

Arthur Titley Correspondence

  • TITL
  • Collection
  • 1920-1933

Letters from Haines to Titley and correspondence between Titley and Wailes; on Chesterton Mill, other windmills and related subjects. Also notebook with notes, measurements and sketches re. Sibsey, Alford, Heckington, Chesterton and Burton Dassett mills.

Titley, Arthur

Derek Stidder Collection

  • STID
  • Collection
  • 20th century

Images of Surrey and Sussex watermills, many of which have appeared in books by Derek Stidder.

Stidder, Derek (1950-2017)

SPAB Mills Section Collection

  • SPAB
  • Collection
  • 1920s onwards

Records of the work of the SPAB Mills Section preserving windmills and watermills. Wind and watermill related items donated to the Society.

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Mills Section

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

Jon Sass Collection

  • SASS
  • Collection
  • 20th century

Plans, photos and other material on North American mills. 35mm slides of UK mills. Ledgers and day books of Hibaldstow and Tickencote mills.

Sass, Jon A, miller and millwright

Roland W Smith Collection

  • RWSC
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century

See attached list.

Smith, Roland W, mill enthusiast

Roy Gregory Collection

  • ROYG
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century - 2013

Papers, slides, postcards, field and research notes and other material on mills, particularly focusing on industrial windmills.

Gregory, Roy (d 2013) author and mill researcher

Niall Roberts Collection

  • ROBE
  • Collection
  • 20th century

Documents and photographs on mills throughout the world.

Roberts, Niall (1922-2010)

Ripple Mill Collection

  • RIPP
  • Collection
  • 20th century

Photographs and documents relating to Ripple Mill.

Atkinson, Keith

Rex Wailes Collection

  • REXW
  • Collection
  • c 1900 - 1986

Images and documents on windmills and watermills in various regions of the UK, Europe and the USA. Includes material on the sugar mills of Barbados. Some parts of the collection have been given individual catalogue entries; the remainder is listed in the attached PDF.

Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex

Ken Preece Collection

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

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

Preece, Ken, photographer

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

Peter Cobley Collection

  • PCOB
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century - 2016

Prints, negatives and 35mm slides of Kent windmills relating to Peter Cobley's time as conservation architect for Kent County Council. Drawings of Herne mill.

Cobley, Peter

Padley Mill Material

  • PBJC
  • Collection
  • c 2008 (including copies of older images)

Images and text relating to Padley Mill, Derbyshire - early history and reconstruction, 1992-2004. The attached list details the digital files.

Blundell-Jones, Peter

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