Collection DOLM - Peter Dolman Collection

Portrait of Stanley Freese Portrait of Stanley Freese West Stow Wind Engine, West Stow Minsmere Level wind engine, Leiston Hundon Wind Engine, Hundon, in working condition Front 3/4 of Steam Mill Minsmere Level wind engine, Leiston, in working condition Research Notes, Correspondence and Documents Hitchcock's Smock Mill, Rattlesden UK Wind and Watermills survey lists Site, Thorpe Road Mill, Aldeburgh The Kursaal pump The Kursaal pump Thorpeness Mill, Aldringham cum Thorpe The Kursaal pump Thorpe Road Mill, Aldeburgh Thorpeness Mill, Aldringham cum Thorpe Fan carriage drive, Thorpeness Mill, Aldringham cum Thorpe Thorpeness Mill, Aldringham cum Thorpe Pump drive, Thorpeness Mill, Aldringham cum Thorpe
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Peter Dolman Collection


  • c 1900 - 2002 (Creation)

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82 large boxes, 331 large drawings


Archival history

Donated to the Mills Archive on Peter's death in 2002 by his wife Melanie Dolman. Material belonging to the Suffolk Mills Group was returned. Books in the collection have been placed in The Mills Archive library.

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Collection of windmill and watermill photographs, drawings, research notes, correspondence and other documents relating to UK mills, with particular emphasis on the regions of Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Lincolnshire. Includes research on Whitmore and Binyon Ltd, millwrights and engineers.

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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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A collection of drawings of windmills and parts for windmills by Whitmore and Binyon Ltd is held at the Science Museum.

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

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