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SPAB Mills Section Collection United Kingdom
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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

Melin Llynon, Llanddeusant

Note on reverse reads "Llanddeusant, Anglesey. July 1936. Last worked 1932. Machinery in perfect order. Floors rotting, windows broken. Roof leaky." Perhaps a Rex Wailes image?

Unknown photographer

Untitled cutting

Page from 'Homes and Gardens', July 1953, with half of article about conversion of windmill to dwelling by Mr and Mrs Marriott. First half of article with title and identification of mill missing. This does not seem to be an Anglesey mil...

"Some people have strange homes"

Press cutting from the 'Warrington Guardian', 'Junior corner' about unusual houses, illustrated with a picture of a converted windmill. It is unclear why this was filed in the Berkshire file.


Form from the 1929 SPAB windmill survey. Includes press cutting from the 'Oxford Mill', August 1960, with photos of mill exterior and interior; and three cuttings with photos from 'The Field', August 1956, October 1959 and Nove...

Brill Windmill

Note on reverse reads "BRILL. Bucks. (after [2nd] Restoration) [by Stanley Freese - see his Windmills and Millwrighting (1937)] from Dr. M. Dunn" (text in [] added in different hand).

Dunn, Michael (1916-1993)

Brill Windmill

Postcard sent to Monica Dance at the SPAB in 1953 by Michael Dunn. Message reads "This is the "New Look" at Brill. but not a very good P.C. I'm afraid! I'm spending a fortnight at Ashford in Kent and we had our lunch at Br...

Dunn, Michael (1916-1993)

Tower mill, Edlesborough

Note on reverse says "Permission to use write T. Bagshaw Esq, Kingsbury, Dunstable." Other notes give name of mill and date, measurements of photo, and state "No. 8 for Bucks" and "Take out chickens" (chickens shown o...

Bagshaw, T

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