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Alan Stoyel Foundation Collection

  • ASFC
  • Collection
  • c 1900 - present

Research notes and photographs on UK watermills and other milling related subjects.

Stoyel, Alan

Lease of a mill in St Mary of the Castle, Hastings

I folded sheet measuring 50cm x 38cm, signed and sealed by Mary Dodson, and detailing the grant of a year's lease "of a Mill & in the Parish of St Mary of the Castle in Hasting for one year from Michas 1775. Rent £15". The lease is granted by Mary Dodson, widow, of Rye to Joseph Carswell, baker, of Hastings. The mill is leased together with, "the mill stones, wheels, coggs, staves, sweeps, running tackle and all other implements, utensils and appurtenances to the said mill, stable and ground..."

Indenture relating to a grist mill at Northpetherton

1 sheet of vellum measuring 77cm x 38cm, signed and sealed by Henry Gatchell and Robert Woodhouse and concerning a grist mill and meadows at Northpetherton (being known as Spall House, woods or grounds). The reverse features numerous notes in different handwriting, relating to the receipt of payments due under "this mortgage", the last one being made in 1712. .

Indenture relating to a watermill at Darley, Dacre and Bewerley

1 sheet of vellum measuring 81cm x 63cm, sealed with "the mark of Henry Clint" of Darley, in which he grants a "feoffment of a watercorn-mill, land and premises in Darley and Dacre with Bewerley" to William, Nathan and Amos Bake of Dacre in consideration for the payment of £1425. The mill is known as "Darley Mill" and the feoffment references Darley Beck.

Conveyance of a windmill, cottage and land at Sprowston

1 sheet of vellum measuring 69cm x 44cm documenting the sale by William John Harvey (surveyor) to John Morris (wheelwright) and George Dyball (clerk) for £160 of the windmill, cottage and land at Sprowston, bounded towards the east by Mousehold Heath and towards the south by Lingwood and by the west by a strip of land used as a "Brick Ground". The indenture is signed by William Harvey and bears the seals of all three parties.

Miller dressing a millstone

Note on reverse reads "The Times Copyright - This Photograph must not be reproduced or used for advertising purposes without permission."

The Times

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

Threshing gang

Shows women in the uniform of the Women's Land Army, and was therefore probably taken during the First World War.

Holman Brothers Ltd, general engineers and millwrights

Threshing gang

This photo was taken on the same occasion as HB014. Shows women in the uniform of the Women's Land Army, and was therefore probably taken during the First World War.

Holman Brothers Ltd, general engineers and millwrights

Threshing gang

This photo was taken on the same occasion as HB003. Note on reverse reads 'Cooper Lime Kiln'. Shows women in the uniform of the Women's Land Army, and was therefore probably taken during the First World War.

Holman Brothers Ltd, general engineers and millwrights

Threshing gang

Note on reverse reads 'Cooper Lime Kiln'. Shows women in the uniform of the Women's Land Army, and was therefore probably taken during the First World War.

Holman Brothers Ltd, general engineers and millwrights

Threshing gang at Bekesbourne

Shows women in the uniform of the Women's Land Army, and was therefore probably taken during the First World War.

Holman Brothers Ltd, general engineers and millwrights

Threshing gang at Sturry

Shows women in the uniform of the Women's Land Army, and was therefore probably taken during the First World War.

Holman Brothers Ltd, general engineers and millwrights

Threshing gang

Note on reverse of one copy reads 'Maxted Upper [illegible]'. Shows women in the uniform of the Women's Land Army, and was therefore probably taken during the First World War.

Holman Brothers Ltd, general engineers and millwrights

Mills in Art files

Many folders containing photocopies, cuttings, photographs, postcards, and notes, all depicting, and related to, mills in art. See the index sheet for approximate content of each folder. These folders are a prime example of Stephen Buckland's niche areas of interest regarding mills.

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

Photocopies and photographs from the Denis Sanders Collection

3 folders of photocopies of notebooks, notes, press cuttings, letters and correspondence (additionally Stephen Buckland's handwritten notes), and 1 folder of copy photographs from the Denis Sanders Collection, made when the collection was held at the Newcomen Society in 1988. The collection is now held at the Science Museum, London (http://archives.sciencemuseumgroup.ac.uk/Details/archivescience/110066274).

The material was the basis of Stephen Buckland's two-part articles "The Denis Sanders Mill Collection" in The Newcomen Bulletin nos. 143 and 144, April and August 1989. Copies are available in the Mills Archive Library.

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

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