Collection VENN - James Venn Collection

Sketch, internal layout Notebook page, mill details and sketches Notebook page of mill details Note ex 1895 Kelly's Directory re RW Locke Copy of notebook page, mill layout Notes Mill details on page of notebook Mill detail on notebook page Notebook page showing external mill layouts Map of Buckinghamshire windmills and watermills in the 19th century "Possible windmill site, Aston Abbots, Bucks" "Possible windmill site, Aston Abbots, Bucks" "Possible windmill site, Aston Abbots, Bucks" "Possible windmill site, Aston Abbots, Bucks" "Possible windmill site, Aston Abbots, Bucks" "Windmill site, Astwood, Bucks" "Windmill Inn, Aylesbury, Bucks" "Beaconsfield, Bucks, c 1890" "Beaconsfield, Bucks - shows capless tower with slated upper part" "Beaconsfield, Bucks - shows tower with slated upper part"
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James Venn Collection


  • 1894-2017 (Creation)

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18 boxes


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Some items donated by James Venn in November 2008 and June 2012. Majority of collection donated by the executors of his estate, November 2017.

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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.

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This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

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  • English

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Sketches catalogued by Talbot Green, 2012. VENN-BWW, OXF, LIN, COR and MIS catalogued by Nathanael Hodge, February-March 2018.

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