Collection WEST - Jenny West Collection

Front view of Mill with sheds to front left View from across the field, Boundgate Mill, Badlesmere Black Mill, Barham View showing fence and outbuilding, Black Mill, Barham Smock mill, Aldington Bekesbourne Mill, Adisham Mount Ephraim Mill, Ash, with sheds and man wearing an apron White Mill, Bethersden Old Mill, Northbourne, from a road/track across a field Town Mill, Biddenden New Mill, Blean, from the road Miles's Mill, Boughton Street, with house to the right and a flag flying View from across a field, post mill, Brenzett Post mill, Chillenden Beacon Mill, Benenden, with bushes to the right Field Mill, Charing Field Mill, Charing, without a sail, sheep in the foreground St Martin's Mill, Canterbury, with picket fence to the front Buckland Brewery Mill, Dover, with chimney to the right Field Mill, Charing
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Jenny West Collection


  • 19th-20th century (Creation)

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3 albums, 1 vol

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Biographical history

Jenny wrote the standard work on windmills in Kent in 1973, and has maintained her interest in mills of all types, particularly gunpowder mills.


Archival history

Donated to the Archive by Jenny West in 2005, 2009, 2014.

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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.

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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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Archivist's note

Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012.

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Physical storage

  • Box: Jenny West Gunpowder Papers
  • Box: Small Items Box 1
  • Box: Small Items Box 2
  • Box: Jenny West Richard West Slides