Collection SHOR - Michael Short Collection

Indenture, Aughton, Lancashire Indenture, Ramsgate, Kent Lambeth Windmills Lambeth, Brixton, Ashby's Windmill Round-House with roof Base of two-storey Smock Mill Ashburnham Post Mill, Ninfield, with two broken sweeps The Harrow Mill, Baldslow Rockhill Mill, Burwash, without sweeps Square base, Black Mill, Ore St Leonard's Mill, Winchelsea, without sweeps on the downs Interior of outer Round-House, Stone Cross Mill, Westham Stone Cross Mill, Westham, with roundel and two sweeps Top of Post Mill moved to new location Octagonal base, South Common Mill, Chailey Roundhouse with mill stone, Lower Dicker Mill, Chiddingly New Mill, Cross in Hand, with four sweeps Derelict Tower, tower mill, East Wittering Ashburnham Post Mill, Ninfield, with two broken sweeps advertising Daren bread Miller sat on stonecasing
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Michael Short Collection


  • 1785 - late 20th century (Creation)

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6 boxes and 7 albums

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Archival history

Donated to the Mills Archive in 2003 by Michael Short. The Martin Mason material (including that originating with T J Mason) was purchased by Michael Short from David Drummond, Cecil Court, London. See FWGC/1106833, letter 46 which refers to the sale of the Martin Mason collection. Mill prints donated June 2019.

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Images, correspondence, presscuttings, leaflets, notebooks and legal deeds relating to English windmills. The collection includes material created by Martin T Mason and T J Mason.

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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 Nathanael Hodge, 2012.

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