Collection SWAT - Sue Watts Collection

Harvesting wheat, scene from a window in South Cadbury church, Somerset Wheat field in Devon Rotary quern from Probus, Cornwall Medieval pot quern from Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire Mills and bakery in the Royal William Yard, Plymouth Reconstructed Iron Age oven at Castell Henllys, Dyfed Spelt Pompeiian mill (animal powered) Overshot waterwheel at Bridge Mill, Bridgerule ‘Spanish mills’. Rotary querns from Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, 2nd to 1st century BC Olynthus millstones from the hillfort of Ensérune, Hérault in southern France Rotary quern with reconstructed wooden handle in Andover Museum from the Iron Age hillfort of Dan... Roman lava querns from the fort at Saalburg, Germany Animal-driven millstones in a bakery at Ostia near Rome Medieval pot quern from Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire Sacrewell Mill near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Winchester City Mill

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Sue Watts Collection


  • 1993 (digital copy) - 2016 (Creation)

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17 digital images

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Given to the Mills Archive in 2016 for the Heritage Lottery supported 'From Quern to Computer' project (2015-2018).

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Images illustrating the history of flour milling.

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Printed or higher resolution copies of this image can be made available, subject to a charge. Please see for details. Alternatively, a higher resolution copy can be viewed for free at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

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  • English

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Catalogued by Claire Wooldridge, 2016/2017.

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