Collection KGFC - Kenneth G Farries Collection

Research notes and correspondence on Kent and Essex Research notes and correspondence with Sanders and Pargeter UK Counties windmills prints: B-L Sussex, Leics and Warwicks windmills prints KGF's 'Essex Windmills, Millers and Millwrights' Book Correspondence Miscellaneous Correspondence Essex Windmills Correspondence BBC Interview 2 BBC Interview 1 Farries and Mason's 'Windmills of Surrey and Inner London' Book Correspondence Les Chapman Correspondence Penelope Farries Correspondence Research Notes, Documents and Published Material Suffolk Windmill Research Notes Essex Book Publication Glossary Notes Foreign Windmills Research Notes Published Material and Obituaries Brake Wheel and Wallower, tower mill, Little Wilbraham Derelict shell, Cobbin's Mill, Downham Road, Ely Tail Beam, tower mill, Little Wilbraham
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Kenneth G Farries Collection


  • 20th century (Creation)

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36 boxes and 14 albums


Archival history

Donated by Penelope Farries in 2004. Some material donated by Guy Blythman in 2005 having been borrowed from Penelope. Further material donated in 2014 by Roland W Smith.

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Images and field notes covering specific mills in detail. Particular coverage of Surrey, Greater London and Essex. Parts of the collection have been given individual catalogue entries. The remainder is listed in the attached PDF.

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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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Farries material relating to Essex windmills is held by the Essex Record Office (Ref. No's A7678 and A7840).

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Archivist's note

Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012, and by Nathanael Hodge, June 2015.

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  • Folder: A3 folder
  • Box: K G Farries Box 1
  • Box: K G Farries Box 2
  • Box: K G Farries Photographs
  • Shelf: FF1
  • Shelf: O 605
  • Box: Technical Notes on Essex Windmills by K G Farries & D Sanders
  • Box: Research notes on Essex windmills from old newspapers
  • Box: Research notes on Essex windmills by parishes alphabetical A - L
  • Box: Research notes on Essex windmills by parishes alphabetical M - Y
  • Box: Miscellaneous research notes on Essex windmills 1
  • Box: Miscellaneous research notes on Essex windmills 2
  • Box: Copy of typescript for Essex book volumes 1-3
  • Box: Copy of typescript for Essex book volumes 3-5
  • Shelf: Q 107
  • Shelf: P 103
  • Shelf: U 300