British Windmills



A Bibliographical Guide





Guy Blythman


Note: this webpage contains material brought to my attention since the second edition of the Bibliography was published in 2008. It is unlikely there will be a further paper edition (but see comment at start of Index), and certainly there are not enough new entries yet to justify one, so the webpage will continue to be the only version of the Bibliography for the foreseeable future, being added to so far as software problems allow.





Abbreviations used in the text 



Individual mills  

County and regional mill publications     



Unpublished works     

Other works containing information on windmills   

Works on personalities connected with windmills    

Millers and millwrighting    


ISBN numbers for periodicals       

Other sources of information          

Index to individual mills, regions and localities          

Subject index       




ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE TEXT (where their meaning is not obvious)


n.d.                      No date

n.f.d                     No further details

DOE                    Department of the Environment

EKMG                East Kent Mills Group

IMS                     International Molinological Society

NWT                   Norfolk Windmills Trust

RCHM                Royal Commission on Historic Monuments

SPAB                  Society for the Protection of Ancient


TNS                    Transactions of the Newcomen Society





The number of books and articles concerning windmills has increased considerably since the first edition of this Bibliography was compiled by Mr C F Lindsey in 1974. It was therefore felt that a second edition was called for. Like the author's photographic register of English windmills, it is hoped that the content of the book will eventually be placed on the website maintained by the National Mills Archive (see below). This has so far proved difficult due to problems encountered with formatting. These are expected to be resolved as computer technology continues to advance, but in the meantime it was felt the information ought to be available to the public in some form. It is also the author's belief that the internet, wonderful invention as it is, should not be the sole means of presenting information.  Computers can crash, and the data be lost or become inaccessible for a time, whereas a book is always there on your shelf.  Some simply lack an affinity with computers or cannot afford easy and regular access to one. This includes some older people and many who are on benefits or low income. To put all our eggs in the basket of the Net would be to discriminate against such persons.

 The booklet aims to include all printed material on British windmills. It encompasses three categories of material:

(1) Books and booklets (the latter category is regarded as comprising anything from a single-sheet leaflet upwards). Publications on industrial archaeology, local history and rural life in general are included if they contain information on windmills (where this information amounts to an entire chapter, such has been indicated).

(2) Articles in journals on local and industrial history, archaeology and technology.

(3) Newspaper and magazine articles.

(4) Papers, theses, unpublished manuscripts, reports and surveys

 Some classes of material included in the 1974 edition have been omitted from this one, namely patents, technical drawings and leaflets appealing for funds for the restoration of particular mills. It was felt that these should be regarded as being in categories of their own and that the first two in particular deserved to be catalogued separately (this is something I am currently working on).

 New publications are appearing all the time, and inevitably some will have escaped the notice of the compiler. In addition, where newspaper and magazine articles are concerned, there have been so many that to identify and list them all, except where another has drawn the compiler's attention to them, would be time-consuming and impractical. Nonetheless any additional information would be welcome and should be communicated to the compiler at (postal address and telephone number withheld for reasons of privacy).

 For the same reason it has not been possible to read all the items listed in the bibliography, so although it is usually possible, from personal knowledge, to tell whether something is a book or a booklet it has not always been possible to assess the value of an item to researchers, so that they do not waste their time chasing up something which contributes little to our knowledge of the subject. Opinions are subjective anyway, though in one or two cases (where I feel sure most people would agree with me) I have felt justified in expressing mine. It is of course perfectly acceptable for even the serious mill buff to wish to acquire something simply as a "collectors' item".

 With some entries only the sketchiest information is available, and to attempt to find out more would be a time-consuming and costly business, so a certain amount of detective work may be necessary on the part of the reader.

 Regarding the articles, it can be assumed that those which appear in technical, local history or industrial archaeological journals are serious affairs reflecting careful research. Those in popular newspapers or magazines are less likely to be; I have found that the information (which may be given with the best of intentions) is often inaccurate. Nevertheless there may be information there which is useful, as well as attractively presented.

 The majority of books written before the 1950s, with the exception of Watermills and Windmills by W. Coles Finch, were concerned mainly with the romantic and aesthetic properties of windmills and are not a serious historical and technical study of the subject. They may contain interesting photographs. Those items marked* are particularly worth a look; it doesn't mean that the rest necessarily aren't, nor is this accolade an indication of anything other than the compiler's own personal opinion.

 The vast majority of items listed in the Bibliography will no longer be in print.  If your local library does not have a copy of the book or periodical you are seeking, you could consult it at the British Library or order it through the inter-library loan scheme. As well as Amazon, there are a number of second-hand booksellers, such as Bookfinder, who operate a booksearch through the Internet.

 ISBNs have been given for all books still in print, and a few of those out of print (it is not always essential, but the number may still be useful in tracing a book that is difficult to get hold of in the shops). Not all the minor publications - i.e. brief guide books, leaflets etc - will have been allocated one; their authors may not have thought it necessary. Books go out of print all the time and so the information given here may not always be up-to-date.

 The Science Museum Library at South Kensington stocks many of the books and booklets included in this bibliography; so too does the National Mills Archive, whose collection is gradually increasing in size. The Science Museum Library also holds a number of industrial archaeological journals which will contain many of the articles listed here, but some may have been transferred to the Royal Commission on Historic Monuments at Kemble Drive, Swindon. It would be best to check with the Library first where particular items are currently before attempting to consult the material.

 Current guide books to individual mills can be obtained from the mills themselves (the SPAB holds a list of windmills currently open to the public), whose custodians may also be able to supply information on previous editions.

I hope this Bibliography will prove useful to researchers.


January 2008




I would like to express my gratitude to staff at the various libraries who have helped me in my research; Mr J Kenneth Major and Mr David Jones, two leading authorities on wind- and watermills who checked the bibliography for errors and omissions;  Mr C F Lindsey who wrote the first edition of the Bibliography, which I used as my starting-point when compiling the second;  Mr Niall Roberts, Mr Tony Bryan, the late Mr Stephen Buckland, Mr Peter Filby, Mr Russell Jones and other members of the Mills Research Group who have supplied me with valuable information or checked the draft; Dr Ron Cookson and Mr Luke Bonwick at the Mills Archive Trust, where most  of the items mentioned here can be found; Simon Hughes and Mildred Cookson of the Mills Section; also the staff at the Science Museum Library, South Kensington, and the Royal Commission on Historic Monuments (now the National Monuments Record), Swindon.

 Copies, now out of date, of this MSS have been donated to the Science Museum Library and the National Mills Archive.

Thanks to Parchments for the printing and Zoe King for the cover.

Some additions and corrections were made from information kindly supplied by Michael Yates, October 2008.




National Mills Archive, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ, 


The National Monuments Record (part of English Heritage), Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2G7, 01793 414600


Science Museum Library, Imperial College Road, South Kensington London SW7 5NH


SPAB Mills Section, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, 37 Spital Square, London E1 6DY Tel: 020 7377 1644 e-mail:




Most of these are relatively small booklets, which range in size from single sheet information handouts to much more comprehensive works which are almost books in their own right.


(1) ABERCROMBIE, P, Festival of Britain, 1951: Restoration of Stevington Windmill, A Short History (Bedfordshire County Council 1951)


(2) ADAMS, M, Our Windmill Heritage: The Story of Lytham Windmill


(3)  ADAMS, A W, Corby Glen Windmill, the author 2007


(4) ANON, The Windmill, Norton Lindsey, near Warwick, 1974, n.f.d.


(5)  ANON, Five-sailed Mill, Alford, Lincolnshire, leaflet, n.f.d.


(6)  ANON, Five-sailed Mill, Alford, Lincolnshire, guide 1993 


(7)  ANON, Lacey Green Windmill (Chiltern Society 1973)


(8) ANON, Clayton Windmills (Jack and Jill Windmills Society 1982)


(9)  ANON, The 200-year-Old Windmill, High Salvington, n.d. but pre-1936


(10) ANON, The History of Framsden Windmill, n.d.


(11) ANON, Thelnetham Windmill - History and Guide, n.d.


(12) ANON, Downfield Windmill, Soham, Cambridgeshire, n.d.


(13) ANON, Herne Mill, A Technical Description, n.d.


(14) ANON, Great Bircham Windmill, History and Guide, 1981


(15) ANON, Great Bircham Windmill, Guide, c1989


(16) ANON, Shirley Windmill, A Brief Guide, 1995


(17) ANON, Bocking Post Mill, guide book (Braintree District Council, n.d.)


(18)  ANON, Shipley Mill (West Sussex County Council 1966)


(19)  ANON, Clayton Windmills, 1981, n.f.d.


(20) ANON, The Maud Foster Mill, Boston, Lincolnshire, Guide 1992


(21)  ANON, Cromer Mill, Hertfordshire, 1981, n.f.d.


(22)  ANON, Cromer Windmill, guide c1992


(23)  ANON, Mountnessing Mill, guide in print July 1978


(24)  ANON, Marsh Tower Windmill, Thornton, Lancs, guide c1989


(25)  ANON, The Story of Outwood Mill, 1971


(26)  ANON, Shipley Windmill (West Sussex County Council, n.d.)


(27) ANON, Shipley Windmill (West Sussex County Council, 1980)


(28)  ANON, Quainton Mill, Bucks, guides published between 1974 and 1986


(29)  ANON, Skidby Windmill Museum and Hessle Whiting Mill, leaflet 1989


(30)  ANON, Bursledon Windmill guide leaflet 1990


(31)  ANON, Upminster Mill, Essex, Guide book, in print 1981


(32) ANON, Avoncroft Museum of Buildings, guide book to the museum (Avoncroft Museum of Buildings, reprinted 1973, 1982). Contains information about Danzey Green Windmill, Warwickshire, which was dismantled and re-erected on the museum site.


(33)  ANON, The Windmill at Windmill Hill, the Guide, 2006


(34)  ANON, Sutton Windmill, Norfolk, guide


(35)  ANON, The Windmill, Swaffham Prior, guide c1994


(36) ANON, Kentish Windmills (Heritage Series), Facto Books 1980


(37) ANON, Ashford Industrial Museum and a brief history of Willesborough Windmill, Ashford, n.d.


(38) ANON, A Guide to Sarre Windmill, c1991, n.f.d


(39) ANON, Willesborough Windmill (Friends of Willesborough Windmill c1992)

(possibly same as (37))


(40) ANON, Woodchurch Windmill, 1995 (The Society of Friends of Woodchurch Windmill 1982)


(41) ANTONY, Cecil, The Rebirth of Woodchurch Windmill (The Society of Friends of Woodchurch Windmill 1995) 1 873953 16X 


(42)  APLING, H, Little Cressingham Mill (NWT 1982)


(43)  APLING, H, Wicklewood Windmill (NWT 1982)


(44)  APLING, H, Denver Windmill (NWT 1975)


(45)  APLING, H, Denver Windmill (NWT 1981)


(46)  APLING, H, Billingford Windmill (NWT 1980)


(47) ARMAN, M, John Webb's Windmill, Thaxted, Essex: Its History, Working, Machinery and Restoration (the author, reprinted 1976)*


(48) ARMAN, M, John Webb's Windmill, Thaxted (Thaxted Windmill Restoration Committee 1979)


(49) ARMAN, M, Thaxted Windmill Museum, 1995 0946943 25 7


(50) BARNES, J S, History of Caston pt 2 (includes account of windmill), 1976 0 906058 01 5     0906058017     0906058023  


(51) BARNHAM WINDMILL SUPPORTERS GROUP, A History and Guide to Barnham Windmill (Barnham Windmill Supporters Group 1996)


(52) BEAN, D J, A Miscellany of Milling, 1991 (concerns Herne mill, Kent)


(53) BEAN, David, Herne Mill (Friends of Herne Mill, 2nd edition 1992)  


(54) BERKSWELL WINDMILL, Warwickshire, guides published between 1975 and 1986 


(55) BERRY, R, and others, Stock Tower Mill (Essex County Council Planning Department 1993) *


(56) BLOWER, Colin, The Story of Heage Windmill (Heage Windmill Society 2004) 0 9544863 2 3


(57) BONWICK, L, Cromer Windmill, History and Guide, Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust, 1999* 


(58) BONWICK, L, History and Guide to the Maud Foster Mill, Boston, Lincs, n.d.


(59) BONWICK, L, Brill Mill, Buckinghamshire (Bonwick Milling Heritage Consultancy, limited edition 2006)        


(60) BONWICK, L, Brill Windmill, Buckinghamshire: The History, Technology, Conservation and Repair of a Seventeenth Century Post Mill (Buckinghamshire County Council 2010) 978-0-9565441-0-0*


(61) BOWIE, G S, Bursledon Windmill, a brief history, 1991


(62) BOWIE, G S, Bursledon Windmill in Context, Hampshire County Council 2006


(63) BRYANT, J, Story of Pakenham Mill (J Bryant 1964)


(64) BRYANT, M, A Touch of the Wind {Pakenham mill, Suffolk} (Deecroft Ltd 2006) ISBN 1 87133207 9


(65) BUCKLAND, J S P, Essington Post Mill, Staffordshire (IMS 1989)


(66) BURTON, D, GOODACRE, J, JONES, R, & TEBBY, S, Ullesthorpe Windmill (Ullesthorpe Preservation Trust 2007)


(67) BURTON, J, North Leverton Windmill: History and Guide, 3rd edition (Friends of the Windmill Association 1978)


(68) BUTLER, A, Upminster Mill (Peter Davis 1968) One of the best, if not the best, of guides to individual mills ever produced*


(69) CARLEY, J M, The Story of Meopham Mill, 1971 (Meopham Publications Committee)


(70) CIRKET, A F, Stevington Mill (Bedfordshire County Council 1966)


(71) COLMAN, A, Garboldisham Post Mill, duplicated leaflet, 1973


(72) COTTINGHAM LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY, Skidby Mill (Beverley Borough Council c1969)


(73) CRANBROOK WINDMILL ASSOCIATION, Cranbrook Union Windmill: A Guide to the Windmill (CWA 1993, 2nd edition 1995)


(74) CROWTHER, A, The Public Subscription Windmill and Roundhouse, Lewes (Pipe Passage Books 2001)


(75)  CUTTEN, M, & MAY, V, The Mill and the Murrell: A Brief History (relates to Barnham windmill, Sussex) (The authors and the Society for the Preservation of Barnham Windmill, 1992)


(76) DEJARDIN, L A C, Mills and Milling in Kirton-in-Lindsey, Local Studies no 6, The Kirton-in-Lindsey Society 2002


(77) DIXON, David, Ashton Windmill (Sedgemoor District Council 2006)


(78) DOLMAN, P, Stanton Post Mill, Suffolk, Guide 1994


(79) DOLMAN, P, Thelnetham Windmill, A History and Guide (Thelnetham Mill Partnership 1983)


(80) DOLMAN, P, The Story of Dalham Mill (Suffolk Mills Group 1977)*


(81) DOLMAN, P, Buttrum's Mill, Woodbridge, guide (Suffolk County Council c1989)


(82) DRAPER'S MILL TRUST, Draper's Mill (Margate) n.f.d.


(83) EADE, A, & TEMPLE, S, Impington Mill: Its History and Restoration, Histon and Impington Village Society 2006*


(84) EAST SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND, Herringfleet Mill, Somerleyton Estate: souvenir and information pamphlet (ESCC, n.d.)




(86) EAST SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, Buttrum's Mill, Woodbridge (SMG 1978)


(87) EAST SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, Herringfleet Mill (SMG 1978)


(88) ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL, Discover Aythorpe Roding Windmill (Essex County Council 2006) 1852813008


(89) FIELD, G, & WARNER, J, Berkswell Windmill 1826 (G Field 1975)


(90) FIELD, J, Rescue The Windmill - How It Was Done (Avoncroft Museum Of Buildings 1974) Refers to Danzey Green  mill


(91) FRIENDS OF STOCKS MILL, Stocks Mill, Wittersham, Kent  n.d.


(92) THE FRIENDS OF THE WINDMILL ASSOCIATION, North Leverton Windmill - History and Guide, 1978


(93) FRIENDS OF WOODCHURCH WINDMILL, Woodchurch Windmill Guide 1986/7


(94) FRIENDS OF WOODCHURCH WINDMILL, Woodchurch Windmill, The Life and Restoration (Society of Friends of Woodchurch Windmill, 1989)


(95) FROST, B (ed.), The Windmill at Windmill Hill: The Restoration Story, 2006


(96) GEORGE, J F, Chillenden Windmill, 1992, 2nd edition 1998


(97) GRAY, L, From Wind to Power (Concerns Ash mill, Kent) (Braemal Printing Co 1986)


(98) GREATER LONDON COUNCIL, Brixton Windmill (GLC 1967)


(99) GREGORY, F, Polegate Windmill, A Souvenir Guide (Eastbourne and District Preservation Society 1967) *


(100) GRENVILLE, C, The History of Mills in Chinnor (the author 2000)


(101) HALE, L, & BAKER, D, The History and Refurbishment of Hough Mill, Swannington {Leicestershire} (Swannington Heritage Trust 2010)


(102) HALL, W G, Ashton Windmill, Chapel Allerton, Somerset (Sedgemoor District Council 1986)


(103) HAMLIN, A, Ballycopeland Windmill (Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland 1979)


(104) HAMLIN, K W, & SHAW, A K, Nutley Windmill Restoration  n.f.d.


(105) HARRISON, H C, The Story of Sprowston Mill (Phoenix House 1949)


(106) HAYDEN, R, West Blatchington Windmill, 1982 (2nd edition 1993, entitled "West Blatchington Windmill and Village")


(107) HEAGE WINDMILL SOCIETY, Heage Windmill Revealed: Including New Information on the Shore Family and Milling in Heage (Heage Windmill Society 2007)


(108) HEAPY, W, A Guide to Marsh Mill, Thornton (Thornton Windmill Preservation Society n.d.)


(109) HEWITT, S F, Hewitt's Windmill (deals with Hewitt's Mill, Heapham, Lincs, and the family who worked it), the author 1998 0 9534548 19 (hardback) 0 9534548 00 (paperback)*


(110) HICKMET, Nevvar, Wow, How Does One Move A Windmill: Here's How, privately published 1964) Concerns the dismantling and moving of Jolesfield mill, Sussex, to Gatwick Manor in Surrey. A shame events did not turn out as planned, with the mill left lying in pieces which eventually rotted away, apart from a few items of machinery eventually salvaged and put on                display outside Lowfield Heath mill


(111) HIGHFIELD, M, Lacey Green Windmill, Buckinghamshire, the author 2003


(112)  JARVIS, Tony, A Guide to Herne Mill (Friends of Herne Mill 1992)


(113) JOHNSON, M F (Ed.), A History of Outwood {contains information on windmill}, Outwood Local History Society  1998


(114) JOICEY, R, Langstone: A Mill in a Million (Ian Harrap 1976)


(115)  JONES, D, High Salvington Windmill, n.d. but pre-1936


(116) LAMBETH COUNCIL, Brixton Windmill, n.d.


(117) LEE, J, and LEE, S, Treales Windmill: A Short History, 2000


(118) LIGHT, M, Bembridge Windmill: A Valuable Survivor (Bembridge Heritage Society 2007)


(119) LINCOLN CIVIC TRUST, A Guide to Ellis' Windmill (LCT 1982)


(120) LINCOLNSHIRE MILLS GROUP, The Windmill at Burgh le Marsh  (LMG 1984)


(121) LINDSEY COUNTY COUNCIL, A Brief Description of Burgh le Marsh Windmill (LCC), n.d.


(122)  LODGE, D A A, Holgate Windmill, 1977


(123) MARSHALL, A, Chinnor Windmill, Its History and Restoration (the author 1996)


(124) MCKEAN, S, & JARVIS, P, Stelling Minnis Mill (EKMG 1979)




(126) MUSGRAVE, D H, The Story of Patcham Mill, n.d.  Was available at mill in 1994


(127) MYSON, W and others, (Eds.), Wimbledon and Putney Commons 1871-1971: A Centenary Record (Conservators of Wimbledon and Putney Commons, 1971). Wimbledon Windmill is covered on pages 21-23


(128) NATIONAL TRUST, Horsey Drainage Windmill, leaflet (National Trust 1966)


(129) NATIONAL TRUST, The Mill, High Ham, Langport, Somerset. Illustrated leaflet (National Trust, n.d.)


(130) NEALE, D M, Mountnessing Windmill: Description and History (Friends of Mountnessing Windmill, n.d.)


(131) NEALE, D M, WOODING, R, PARGETER, V, & SIER, R, Mountnessing Windmill: A History and Description (Essex County Planner 1994)


(132) NEWNHAM, C J, History of Cross-in-Hand Windmill, Sussex, and of the Newnham and Ashdown Families (East Sussex County Council Planning Department 1979) Readable and entertaining.*


(133) NEWTON, C M B, Stow Mill, Paston, Norfolk, A Brief Guide (privately published, n.d.)


(134) NORFOLK WINDMILLS TRUST, Four Norfolk Windmills, n.d.


(135) NORREY, M J, Much Wenlock Windmill (Ellingham Press 2010)  978-0-9563079-1-0


(136) NORTH LEVERTON WINDMILL COMPANY, North Leverton Windmill: History and Guide (North Leverton Windmill Company 1970, 1977)


(137) NORWOOD, J, Salvington Mill (Worthing Museum and Art Gallery 1987)


(138) ORBELL, J, Bardwell Windmill in the History of Suffolk Milling (Tailor's End Press 2010) 978-0-9566111-0-9


(139) ORGAN, M, Ramsey Post Mill, leaflet 1974


(140) PAINE, Frank (Ed.), Shirley Windmill (Croydon Council and Friends of  Shirley Windmill 2002)


(141) PARSONS, T R, Bembridge Windmill, Isle of Wight (NT, n.d.)      


(142) PLASTOW, N, Wimbledon Windmill (Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators, 1977) 09501887 35


(143) PLOWMAN, D, Greens Mill, Its History and Working (City of Nottingham Department of Leisure and Community Services 1993)


(144) POCKLINGTON, A R, Heckington's Magnificent Eight-Sailed Windmill, 1983


(145) POCKLINGTON, A R, Heckington Windmill (Lincolnshire County Council 1989, revised 2000)


(146) POTTER, S, Clayton Windmills (Jack and Jill Windmill Society 1987)*


(147) PRESCOTT, Douglas, Clymping Mill {Sussex} (Clymping Local History Society 1986)


(148) RHODES, P S, A Guide to Ballycopeland Windmill (HMSO Belfast, 1962)


(149) ROBERTS, J, & HALL, R, Stone Cross Windmill, its History and Workings, 1983


(150)  ROGERS, T S, Argos Hill Post Mill, 1975


(151) ROTTINGDEAN PRESERVATION SOCIETY, Rottingdean Windmill, 1977


(152) ROYAL COMMISSION ON ANCIENT AND HISTORICAL MONUMENTS IN WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE 1937; Appendix X - Llynon  Mill,  Llanddeusant.  Also contains list of windmills in Anglesey 1929 by Rex Wailes in An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey (HMSO 1937 reprinted 1968)


(153) ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORIC MONUMENTS, Bourn: The Reconstruction After Rex Wailes, in County of Cambridge, vol 1: West, RCHM 1968 p26


(154) RYAN, P, The Union Mill, Cranbrook (Charing and District Local History Society 1974)


(155) ST MARTINS PROPERTY GROUP, The Windmill, Windmill Hill, Swindon, SMPG 1985/6


(156) SHAW, A K, Nutley Windmill Restoration: Phase One (Uckfield and District Preservation Society 1970)


(157) SHAW, A K, Nutley Windmill Restoration: Phase Two (Uckfield and District Preservation Society 1972)


(158) SIMMS, T H, Fulbourn Windmill (Fulbourn Windmill Society 1981, revised edition 1990 with insert added c2000 giving restoration developments since) *


(159) SIMMS, T H, Chesterton Mill, Cambridge (privately published pamphlet, 1990). Deals mainly with the economic history of the mill


(160) SMEDLEY, Peggy, Living With a Windmill (Derbyshire County Council 2006) Some references to Cat and Fiddle post mill, Dale Abbey 


(161) STANSTED WINDMILL COMMITTEE, Stansted Windmill: A Pictorial Guide (Stansted Windmill Committee, n.d.)


(162) STEPHENSON FALCONER PARTNERSHIP, Chimney Mill, Newcastle upon Tyne, information sheet 1978


(163) STEVENS, L, Polegate Windmill Souvenir Guide (Eastbourne and District Preservation Trust Ltd, 2nd edition 1969)*


(164)  TAYLOR, Katherine D, Stembridge Tower Mill {High Ham} (National Trust c1970)


(165) TELFORD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Historic Buildings in Telford no 18 - Hadley Park Windmill (TDC, n.d)


(166) THORNTON MILL PRESERVATION SOCIETY, A Guide to Marsh Mill, Thornton, Lancs, c1983


(167) THORNTON MILL PRESERVATION SOCIETY, A Guide to Marsh Mill, Thornton, Lancs, c1988




(169) TRAVIS, E, & SASS, J A, Wrawby Post Mill (The Wrawby Windmill Preservation Society n.d.)


(170) UCKFIELD AND DISTRICT PRESERVATION SOCIETY, Nutley Windmill: A Short History and Guide, n.d.


(171) UNKNOWN, Cattell's Windmill, Willingham, Cambridgeshire, guide book on sale at mill 2010


(172) UPMINSTER LOCAL HISTORY GROUP, The Story of Upminster: A Study of an Essex Village, book 6: the windmill, December 1958. Partly written by J E Brooks


(173) WAGG, G, Full Circle: The Story of a Windmill: An Account of Bircham Windmill {Great Bircham, Norfolk}


(174) WAGHORN, M, Brill Mill, guide 1993


(175) WAILES, R, Berney Arms Mill, Reedham, Norfolk (HMSO 1957)


(176) WAILES, R, Saxtead Green Mill, Framlingham, Suffolk (HMSO 1960, 2nd edition 1976, 3rd edition 1982, 4th edition 1990)


(177) WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL, Chesterton Windmill 1632 (Property Services Dept WCC c1994)


(178) WAY, A, Thorpeness Windmill (Suffolk County Council 1979)


(179) THE WHITE MILL FOLK MUSEUM TRUST, The White Mill, Sandwich, Its History and Workings, n.d.


(180) THE WHITE MILL FOLK MUSEUM TRUST, The White Mill, Sandwich, Its History and Workings, (2nd enlarged edition 1985)


(181) WILLS, N T, Sneath's Mill, Long Sutton, Lincs (the author, 1980) 0906790 034    9780906790038


(182) WILSON, W, Waltham Windmill (Waltham Windmill Preservation Society 1972)




(184) WOODING, R, & PARGETER, V, Mountnessing Windmill, its History, its Restoration and How it Works (Essex County Planner 1984-6)


(185) WOODWARD-NUTT, James, The Guide to Outwood Windmill (Sheila Thomas 1997)        


(186)  WOODWARD-NUTT, James, Shipley Windmill (Friends of Shipley Mill c1997)


(187) WRAY, D, Pitstone Windmill (National Trust c1970)*                


(188) WRIGHT, S, & GREGORY, F, Nutley Windmill (Uckfield And District Preservation Society, n.d.)





(189) ADAMS, J W R, Windmills in Kent (Kent County Council Planning Dept 1955) Pamphlet, n.d.


(190)  ANON, Norfolk Windmills (Norfolk County Council 1995) 1 871112 40 0


(191) APLING, H, Norfolk Corn Windmills vol 1 (Norfolk Windmills Trust 1984) Deals with those mills remaining of which some physical remains survive. Generously illustrated with old photographs. A standard work, though not as comprehensive in its treatment of each mill as the works of Kenneth Farries.*


(192) AUSTEN, B, Windmills of Sussex: A Guide to 14 Sussex Windmills (Sabre Publishing 1974). Booklet


(193) AUSTEN, B, Seven Sussex Windmills, the author 1977. Booklet


(194) BARNARD, M, Suffolk Windmills and Watermills (Booklet) (Suffolk County Council 1993)


(195) BATTEN, M I, English Windmills vol 1, containing a history of their origin and development, with records of mills in Kent, Surrey and Sussex (The Architectural Press 1930)  Not a scholarly work, treating each mill very sketchily, but attractively produced and illustrated.


(196) BEACHAM, M J, Mills and Milling in Gloucestershire, Tempus Publishing 2005 0752434594   9780752434599 


(197) BESWICK, M, Corn Mills in and around Warbleton (Warbleton and District History Group 1997)


(198) BIGGS, B J, The Lost Windmills of Retford (Eaton Hall College, Retford, 1978)


(199) BIRD, V, Bird's Eye View of the Midlands (contains notes on windmills in the Western Midlands, p179-82) (The Roundwood  Press, Kineton 1973)


(200) BLYTHMAN, G J, Watermills and Windmills of Middlesex (Quotes Ltd 1996) 0 86023 538 6


(201) BLYTHMAN, G J, Berkshire Windmills (the author 2007)  978-0-9557303-06


(202) BLYTHMAN, G J, Lost Windmills of Sussex (the author 2008) 978-0-9557303-1-3 Booklet containing historical and technical notes on 46 now vanished mills, with a photograph accompanying each entry.


(203) BOND, C J, Mediaeval Windmills in South-Western England (SPAB 1995) *


(204) BONWICK, L, Norfolk Windmills by River, Road and Rail (the author, 2008)*


(205) BOWIE, G S, The Evolution of Windmills for Milling Grain In Hampshire (Hampshire County Council 1993)


(206) BRUNNARIUS, M, The Windmills of Sussex (Phillimore 1979)  A standard work and very useful, although it ignores the vast majority of mills which have disappeared without trace (including some very interesting examples), relegating them to a list at the back, while giving information on those of which some physical remains survive, however slight.*


(207) BUCKLAND, J S P, Technical Notes on C16 and C17 London Windmills (reprint from TNS vol 60, 1988-89, p127-36)*


(208) CAMBRIDGE WIND- AND WATERMILL SOCIETY, Mills to Visit in Cambridgeshire, leaflet (CAWSS 1981)


(209) CLARK, H O, & BENTON, Rev G M, Essex Windmills (reprint from the Transactions of the Essex Archaeology Society vol 19 1928, p143-7) 


(210) CLARKE, Allen, Windmill Land (J M Dent 1916, reprinted 1932 and 1933, and by George Kelsall 1986). Deals with windmills of Lancashire. The 1932 and 1933 editions contains some photographs not found in the 1916 one. More of a travel book, though with windmills as the linking theme.


(211) CLARKE, Allen, More Windmill Land, J M Dent 1918. Deals with windmills of Lancashire


(212) CLARKE, Allen, Blackpool Walks and Rides (Teddy Ashton Publishing 1920). Contains some material on windmills.


(213) COLES FINCH, W, Watermills and Windmills (C W Daniel 1933, reprinted Cassell 1976) Deals with windmills of Kent. Profusely illustrated, the result of much research, and a good deal better than most mill books of its time, though not as intense in its coverage as Farries.*


(214) COOMBER, G H W, Bygone Mills in the Horsham Area (Horsham Museum Society 1996)


(215) COULTHARD, A J, & WATTS, M, The Windmills of Somerset and The Men Who Worked Them (Research Publishing Co. 1978)  A book well worth acquiring.*


(216) COURSE, E, Mills in Hampshire (Hampshire Field Club Newsletter, November 1968)


(217) CROFT, E, Lincolnshire Windmills on Old Picture Postcards (Yesterday's Lincolnshire Series no 8, Reflections of a Bygone Age 1996) 1 900138 13 1


(218) CROSS, D A E, Wilton Windmill and others in Wiltshire (Wiltshire Archaeological Society Bulletin April 1972)


(219) DAVIES, K, Windmill Trails of the Fylde (Scott Willen Publications 1985)


(220) DAWES, H T, The Windmills and Millers of Brighton (Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society in conjunction with the Lewis Cohen Urban Studies Centre, Brighton 1988)




(222) DOLMAN, P, Lincolnshire Windmills: a provisional list, 1977, revised edition 1978


(223) DOLMAN, P, Lincolnshire Windmills (Lincolnshire County Council 1986) 0 8611112 6 5


(224)  DOLMAN, P, Windmills in Suffolk (Suffolk Mills Group 1978) 0 9506447 0 6


(225)  DOUCH, H L, Cornish Windmills (Oscar Blackford 1963) A well-researched and useful little book.*


(226) DOUGLAS, G, OGLETHORPE, M, & HUME, J R, Scottish Windmills - A Survey (Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey and RCHM for Scotland, 1984) *


(227) EAST LINDSEY DISTRICT COUNCIL, Windmills and Watermills in East Lindsey (ELDC c1993)


(228) ELLIOTT, J S, The Windmills of Bedfordshire, Past and Present; pamphlet reprinted from Bedfordshire Historical Record Society Publications vol 14, 1931, p3-50


(229) ELLIS, M (Ed.), Water- and Windmills in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group 1978) (was in process of revision 1999)


(230) EMERY, K, The Story of Marsh Mill and Other Windmills in Wyre (Carnegie Press 1990)


(231) THE ESSEX COUNTY PLANNER, Discover Essex Windmills (ECC 1990) Brief but useful guide.


(232) FARLEY, M, Buckinghamshire Windmills (Bucks County Museum Archaeological Group, offprinted from "Records Of Bucks" vol 20 part 4, 1978)


(233) FARRIES, K G, & MASON, M T, Windmills of Surrey and Inner London (Charles Skilton 1966) A magisterial work (though somewhat heavy to carry around with you!) by one of the best writers on mills ever.*


(234) FARRIES, K G, Essex Windmills, Millers and Millwrights (Charles Skilton 1981-8: vol 1 1981, vol 2 1982, vol 3 1984, vol 4 1985, vol 5 1988) vol 3  0 2849864 2 9  A truly monumental work, up to the author's usual standard.*


(235) FEATHERSTONE, A, The Mills of Redbourn (G R Reeve 1993) n.f.d


(236) FILMER, Don, Kent Windmills 2000 (Kent Mills Group 2000)


(237) FINCH, M L, Windmills at Work in East Sussex (SB Publications 2004)  1 85770 293 X  Brief notes on a selection of mills, with photographs.


(238) FINCH, M L, Windmills at Work in West Sussex, compiled by JEM Editorial from the author's research material (SB Publications 2006) 1-85770-317-0   As (237).


(239) FISHER, A, Some Windmills in South Wales (private publication, 1979)  n.f.d.


(240) FLINT, B, Windmills of East Anglia, 1971 (publisher), reprinted 1973  A brief booklet for tourists


(241) FLINT, B, Suffolk Windmills (Boydell Press 1979)  0 8511511 2 4 (Later paperback edition) Not a comprehensive gazetteer but an alternative, thematic approach to the subject which in this case works.*


(242) FOREMAN, W, Oxfordshire Mills (Phillimore 1983) A somewhat  undisciplined work, often sketchy in its coverage, and far from being a comprehensive guide to its subject, but contains a good selection of photographs. A rather charming book written by one who clearly loved mills.*


(243) FOWELL, G M, Windmills in Sussex (Walker's Quarterly 1930). Brief entries on most of the windmills then surviving in the county, together with reproductions of water colours by Arthur Foord Hughes. The latter are idealized but evocative, particularly that of St Leonard's Mill, Winchelsea.


(244) GIFFORD, A, Derbyshire Windmills (Midland Wind- and Watermills Group 1995) 09517794 2 7*


(245) GIFFORD, A, Derbyshire Windmills Past and Present, Heage Windmill Society 2003 0 9544863 0 7 (revised and expanded edition of (244)*


(246) GIFFORD, P R, The Maize, the Wheat and the Rye: A Nostalgic Look at Essex Windmills (Essex County Library 1979) Small booklet dealing with a selection of surviving and bygone windmills, devoting a page to each, with photograph.


(247) GOUGH, H, A History of Milling in the Herne Bay area, Friends of Herne Mill 1993


(248) GREEN, E R R, The Industrial Archaeology of County Down (HMSO Belfast 1963) (contains section on region's windmills)


(249) GREGORY, R, East Yorkshire Windmills (Skilton 1985)* 0284987212


(250) GREGORY, R, & TURNER, L, Windmills of Yorkshire (Stenlake Publishing 2009) 9781840334753


(251) GUISE, B, and LEES, G, Windmills of Anglesey (Attic Books 1992)*


(252) HANSON, M, & WATERFIELD, J, Boston Windmills, privately published c.1995*


(253) HARRISON, J, Eight Centuries of Milling in North Yorkshire, (North York Moors National Park Authority 2001) 090748087X    9780907480871*


(254) HENRY, D, and TRAYLEN, A, Windmills and Watermills of Rutland (Spiegl Press 1986)


(255) HEMMING, P, Windmills in Sussex (C W Daniel 1936)  Like many mill books of the era it has a certain appeal, but is far from being a scholarly work.        


(256) HIPWELL, F, The Mills of Sharnbrook {Bedfordshire} (The Sharnbrook Reviews 1949)


(257) HOWES, H, Bedfordshire Mills (Bedfordshire County Planning Department 1983) General survey, lacking a comprehensive gazetteer of sites but still useful.


(258)  HOWES, H, The Windmills and Watermills of Bedfordshire (Book Castle Publishing 2009)  978 1 903747 97 1  New edition of (257)


(259) HUGHES, H C, Windmills in Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely (reprint of Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society October 1928 - October 1930 with Communications made to the Society, vol  31, 1931, p17-29)


(260)          JAGER, D, Lincolnshire Windmills Surviving into the Twenty-First Century, Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire 2007


(261) JOB, B, Staffordshire Windmills (Midland Wind- and Watermills Group 1985) Detailed gazetteer of known sites.*


(262) KENNETT, W, Windmills on the Isle of Sheppey (Sheppey Local History Society 1980) (single sheet available from Gatehouse Museum, Minster, Sheppey, in 1988)


(263) KENT COUNTY COUNCIL, Mills in the Care of the County Council, KCC 2006


(264) KNOX, M, Lost Windmills of Beccles (Beccles Museum Books 2000). With contributions by Peter Dolman and Russell Garnham


(265) LAW, A D, & TONKIN, W G S, The Walthamstow Windmill and Essex Windmills Today (Walthamstow Antiquarian Society 1970, revised 2nd edition 1974)


(266) LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL, Some Lincolnshire Windmills, c1982


(267) LONDON TRANSPORT, Windmills in and around London, leaflet (London Transport, n.d.)


(268) MAJOR, J K, The Mills of the Isle of Wight (Charles Skilton 1970) *


(269) MARSHALL, S, Fenland Chronicle (Cambridge University Press 1967) (describes the running of a drainage mill in the Huntingdonshire fens)


(270) MARTIN, E A, Life in a Sussex Windmill (Allen and Donaldson 1920, 2nd edition 1921) (account of life when living in the house-converted "Jack" tower mill at Clayton)


(271) MARTIN, E A, Sussex Geology and other Essays (concerns Clayton Mills), London 1932


(272) McCUTCHEON, W A, The Industrial Archaeology of Northern Ireland (HMSO Belfast 1980). Contains section on region's windmills


(273) McDERMOTT, R, & McDERMOTT, R, The Standing Windmills of West Sussex (Betford Publications 1978) 0 906396 00


(274) McDERMOTT, R, & McDERMOTT, R, The Standing Windmills of East Sussex (Betford Publications 1978)


(275) McKENNA, J, Windmills Of Birmingham and the Black Country (K A F Brewin Books 1986)


(276) MINCHINTON, W E, Windmills of Devon (University of Devon and Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group 1977)*


(277) MONTAGUE, E N, The Windmill and "Mill House", Mitcham Common (Merton Historical Society 1971)


(278) MOON, N, The Windmills of Leicestershire and Rutland (Sycamore Press 1981) 0 9058370 9 6*


(279) MOORE, C, Hertfordshire Windmills and Millwrights (Winsup Press 1999) 0 9533861 0 4   9780953386109   Useful but deals rather more with the millers than with the mills themselves.*


(280) MYRES, T Harrison, Story of the Windmill, Past and Present, 1914 (pamphlet on Lancashire windmills, now in Preston Central Library)


(281) NODEN, D A, A History of Chesterton and Kingston, 1978 (includes information on Chesterton mill, Warwickshire)


(282) NORFOLK WINDMILLS TRUST, The Restoration of Windmills and Windpumps in Norfolk (NWT 1977)  


(283) NORFOLK WINDMILLS TRUST, Windmills to Visit (NWT 1977, 2nd edition 1979, 3rd edition 1982) Guide for tourists


(284)  NORFOLK WINDMILLS TRUST, Why Our Windmills Need Friends


(285) NORMAN, T, Journeys to Yesterday (Bay Tree Publishing Co 1979). Concerns the villages of Hambledon and Denmead in Hampshire and has a chapter about their windmills.


(286) OLD BUCKENHAM WINDMILL COMMITTEE, The Story of the Mills of Old Buckenham, 1997*


(287) OLDHAM, A A, Windmills in and around Wisbech, with additional material by Robert Bell (Spindrift 1994)


(288) PADDON, J B, Windmills in East Sussex (Oxonian Press 1926)


(289) PADDON, J B, Windmills in Kent (South Eastern Gazette 1926)


(290) PADDON, J B, Windmills in Surrey: being a collection of drawings and lino-cuts, etc (Oxonian Press 1926)


(291) PADDON, J B, Windmills in the Midlands (1925, reprinted from the Oxford Chronicle)


(292) PADDON, J B, Windmills in West Sussex (Oxonian Press 1925)


(293) PELHAM, R A, The Old Mills of Southampton (City of Southampton 1963, reprinted 1978) Mostly watermills but contains some information relating to windmills


(294) PILE, C C R, Watermills and Windmills of Cranbrook (Cranbrook and Sissinghurst Local History Society no 7, 1954, p2-15)


(295) REGAN, D, Windmills in Suffolk: Illustrations of the Remaining Windmills of Suffolk (the author 1997)


(296) ROSE, M, Windmills at Whitstable (the author 1990)


(297) SAUNDERS, J, and others, Mills of Sussex (West Sussex County Council 1991) 0 86260 213 0


(298) SEABY, W A, Warwickshire Windmills: A Gazetteer of Records Compiled From Historical Evidence (Warwickshire Museum 1979)


(299) SEABY, W A, & SMITH, A C, Windmills in Warwickshire (Warwickshire Museum 1977) Like the other works by Seaby and/or Smith, all of which are listed below, this is a fairly concise contemporary survey of sites where some physical remains survive, with a photograph and grid reference for each, along with notes on history and current condition. These books remain extremely valuable although in many cases, and inevitably, the information is now out of date.


(300) SEABY, W A, & SMITH, A C, Windmills in Staffordshire (Stafford County Museum Service publications 1980)


(301) SHAW, T, Windmills of Nottinghamshire (Nottinghamshire County Council 1995) Concise guide, with photographs, of the surviving mills and a few of the vanished ones.*


(302) SHORT, M, Windmills In Lambeth: An Historical Survey (London Borough of Lambeth 1971)*


(303) SILCOX-CROWE, N, Windmills in Uttlesford (Uttlesford District Council 1988) n.f.d.


(304) SMITH, A C, & SEABY, W A, Windmills in Shropshire, Hereford and Worcester (Stevenage Museum Publications 1984) 0 9504239  8 X


(305) SMITH, A C, Windmills in Hertfordshire (Stevenage Museum 1974, revised edition 1986) 0 9487540 1 X (new edition)


(306) SMITH, A C, Windmills in Bedfordshire (Stevenage Museum Publications 1975)


(307) SMITH, A C, Windmills in Cambridgeshire (Stevenage Museum Publications 1975) 0 9504239 6 3


(308) SMITH, A C, Windmills in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire (Stevenage Museum 1976)


(309) SMITH, A C, Windmills in Surrey and Greater London (Stevenage Museum 1976)


(310) SMITH, A C, Windmills in Huntingdon and Peterborough (Stevenage Museum Publications 1977) 0 9504239 4 7


(311) SMITH, A C, Drainage Windmills of the Norfolk Marshes (Stevenage Museum 1979, revised edition 1990)  


(312) SMITH, A C, Windmills in Sussex (Stevenage Museum  Publications 1980)


(313) SMITH, A C, Corn Windmills of Norfolk (Stevenage Museum 1982)


(314) SMITH, D, English Windmills vol 2, containing a record of the mills in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and London (The Architectural Press 1932)


(315) STAINWRIGHT, T, Windmills of Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough (W D Wharton 1991) 0 9518557 00*


(316) STEVENS L & P, Examination of a Windmill Stead, Wilmington Wood, East Sussex, privately published 2003


(317) STEVENS, L, Mills and Millstone Fragments Within the Eastbourne Borough Council area, privately published 2002


(318) STEVENS, L, Some Windmill Sites in Friston and Eastbourne, Sussex (reprinted from Sussex Archaeological Collections vol 120 1982)


(319) STEVENS, R, Cambridgeshire Windmills and Watermills (Cambridgeshire Wind- and Watermill Society 1985)


(320) SUSSEX ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS, Two Early Millsteads, Polegate, East Sussex (reprint from SAC 1988)


(321) TEBBUTT, C F, Huntingdonshire Windmills (Mason & Dorman Ltd 1942, reprinted from the Transactions of the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archaeological Society, vol 5 p433 and vol 6 p29, 62, 96 and 103)


(322) TERRY, B, Childhood Memories of Polegate Wind- and Watermills (Eastbourne and District Preservation Trust 1985)


(323) THANET DISTRICT COUNCIL, The Windmills of Thanet (TDC 1986)


(324) TRIGGS, A, The Windmills of Hampshire (Milestone Publications 1982)


(325) TURPIN, B J & J M, Windmills in Essex: A Guide to Existing Windmills in the County (Windmill Publications 1977)


(326) TURPIN, B J & J M, Windmills in Kent: A Guide to Existing Windmills in the County (Windmill Publications 1979)) Like (325) a well-produced little booklet with good photographs, useful as an indicator of the condition of the surviving mills at that time.


(327) UNWIN, P, Old Windmills of Chishill (The Ely Resource and Technology Centre 1977)


(328) UNWIN, P, Old Windmills of Garboldisham (Duplicated leaflet, 1973)


(329) VINCE, J, Windmills of Buckinghamshire and the Chilterns (Format Publishing 1976) Like the rest of this author's work this is a tastefully produced book which aims to be a good general guide to the subject, and succeeds.


(330) VINER, J, Lost Windmills of Faversham (The Faversham Society 1982) 0900532 33 5*


(331) WAILES, R, Lincolnshire Windmills (reprint of Newcomen Society articles in one volume) (Friends of Heckington Windmill 1991)


(332) WAILES, R, Windmills in and around London (London Transport, n.d.)


(333) WATTS, C G A, The Windmills of Tilbrook, Huntingdonshire, 1933


(334) WATTS, M, Somerset Windmills (Agraphicus 1975)   0904921018 Booklet, far less detailed work than the author's 1978 publication with Coulthard, and confining itself to fairly brief notes on each of the surviving remains, with location maps.


(335) WATTS, M, Wiltshire Windmills (Wiltshire Library and Museum Service 1980) 0 8608006 7 9*


(336) WEST, J, The Windmills of Kent (Charles Skilton 1972, 2nd edition 1979)  02849 85341 (1st edition)  070500656 (2nd edition) An account of the mills then surviving in the county in some form, not as comprehensive as Farries on Surrey and Essex but still useful. List of a few bygone mills with their dates of disappearance. *


(337) WHITWORTH, A, Yorkshire Windmills (M T D Rigg 1992)


(338) WHITWORTH, A, Corn Windmills of the Doncaster Area (chapter in "Aspects Of Doncaster", ed. by Brian Elliott (Wharncliffe  Publishing Ltd 1997))


(339) WHITWORTH, A, Tyke Towers: Yorkshire's Windmills, a photographic album of over one hundred of the county's windmills, past and present (Landy Publishing 2002)   187289557 3


(340) WOOD, Geoff, Discover Essex Windmills (Essex County Council 2005) 1852812494


(341) YARDY, A, Mills of the Halvergate Marshes: Reedham Marshes and Ashtree Farm (Norfolk Windmills Trust 2008)   1-904823-60-2





(342)  ADAIR, E, I Bought a Windmill (Aberdeen University Press 1978)    


(343) ALTHEA {Althea Braithwaite}, Whirling Windmills (Colourmaster Junior Series) (Colourmaster International 1972) 0 85933008 7


(344)  ANON, Up In The Wind (English Heritage 2004)


(345) BANKS, J, A Treatise on Mills, 1st edition 1795, 2nd 1815


(346) BBC MANCHESTER, Wind- and Watermills (booklet in the "We're Going Places" series), n.f.d.


(347) BEATSON, R, An Essay on the Comparative Advantages of Vertical and Horizontal Windmills, containing a description of an horizontal windmill and watermill, upon a new construction (I & J Taylor 1798)


(348) BEEDELL, S, Windmills (David & Charles 1975, later reprinted by Bracken Books) General survey for the popular market, with some good photographs.


(349) BENNETT, R, & ELTON, J, History of Corn Milling vol 2: Windmills and Watermills (Simpkin, Marshall & Co Ltd 1899, reprinted EP Publishing 1973) 4  A standard work*


(350) BINKS, S, & SLAUGHTER, R, Windmills, 1974  n.f.d.


(351) BLYTHMAN, G J, British Windmills: A Bibliography. Second edition of Lindsey (1974)  Published by the author 2008. 978-0-9557303-2-0


(352) BLYTHMAN, G J, English Windmills: A Photographic Register. Comprehensive, as far as is possible, list to all windmill photographs known to exist in published works, record offices, museums, libraries etc, indicating condition of mill, date of photo if known, and any features of particular note. Compiled 1996-2002 and currently being updated on computer. Paper manuscript (now out of date) deposited at Science Museum Library at time of completion and now in their Archive Collection. Register and addenda available for consultation on line via compiler's website (


(353) BRANGWYN, F, & HAYTER, P, Windmills (The Bodley Head 1923)


(354) BROWN, C A, Windmills for the Generation of Electricity (Oxford University, Institute for Research in Agricultural Engineering, 2nd edition 1933)


(355) BROWN, C A, Windmills for the Generation of Electricity (Institute for Research into Agricultural Engineering,  University of Oxford, Oxford 1933, no.8)


(356) BROWN, R J, Windmills of England (Robert Hale 1976, reprinted 1989) 0 7091564 1 3  Historical notes and an excellent line drawing for each of 93 surviving mills plus a shorter section at the rear, without illustrations, on 45 others. The information is of course now out of date and several of the mills mentioned have now disappeared.*


(357) BRYAN, A, Francis Frith's Windmills and Watermills: Photographic Memories (Frith Books 2000) 0 7537 1404 3  A collection of views of mills taken by the world-famous family of photographers and spanning a hundred years from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century.


(358) BRYAN, A, Windmill Gazetteer (Mills Research Group 1998) 0 9530049 0 2 (reprinted since)


(359) BUCKLAND, S, Lee's Patent Windmill 1744-1747: A History of the Development of the Windmill Fantail (SPAB 1987)


(360) BUCKLAND, S, Mill Drawings by Stephen Buckland (compilation by Mills Archive Trust, with notes by Michael Harverson), Mills Archive Trust 2006


(361) CALVERT, N G, Windpower Principles: their Application on the Small Scale (Charles Griffin & Co Ltd, 1979)


(362) CHATLEY, H, The Force of the Wind (Griffin, 1st edition 1909, 2nd edition 1919) 


(363) FAIRBAIRN, W, Mills and Millwork (2 volumes, Longmans Green 1861)


(364) FRAENKEL, P, Food from Windmills, 1995, n.f.d


(365) FREESE, S, Windmills and Millwrighting (Cambridge University Press 1957, reprinted David & Charles 1971)   0 7153536 5 9  Another standard work, reflecting the very different approach to the subject of Rex Wailes' arch-rival.*


(366) GOLDING, E W, The Generation of Electricity by Wind Power (Spon 1955, paperback reprint 1976)


(367) GREGORY, R, The Industrial Windmill in Britain (Phillimore 2005)  1 86077 334 6*


(368) GREGORY, R, The Contribution of the Windmill to the Industrial Revolution (SPAB Publications 2002 )  1 898856 08 7


(369) HARRIS, Derek, Windmill Talk (privately published 2003)


(370) HARRISON, H C, The Windmill: A Book for Boys, Young and Old  (H C Harrison 1947)


(371) HARRISON, H C, The Mill House and Thereabouts (Larks Press 1998)


(372) HESLEDEN, W S, A Sketch of the Properties and Advantages of Sutton's Patent Gravitated Sails for Windmills, 1807


(373) HILLS, R L, Machines, Mills and Uncountable Costly Necessities (Goose & Sons 1967)


(374) HILLS, R L, Power From The Wind (Cambridge University Press 1994) 1st edition 0 52145834X 2nd edition (paperback) 0 521  56686X*


(375) HILLS, R, Windmills: A Pictorial History of Their Technology, Landmark Publishing 2005  1 84306 189 9 *


(376) HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, MID-WARWICKSHIRE BRANCH, The Destroyed Buildings of Warwickshire, 1975, 2nd edition 1976.  (An addendum with corrections was later issued by the Association). Contains information on windmills in the county which were destroyed during the present century      


(377) HOLT, R A, The Mills of Mediaeval England (Basil Blackwell 1987) One of the best general works on wind- and watermills.*


(378) HOPKINS, R T, Old English Mills and Inns (Cecil  Palmer 1927)


(379) HOPKINS, R T, Old Watermills and Windmills (Philip Allan 1929), reprinted 1976


(380) HOPKINS, R T, & FREESE, S, In Search of English Windmills (Cecil Palmer 1931)


(381) HOPKINS, R T, The Origin of the English Windmill (Swinton and Pendlebury Public Libraries Bulletin, April/June 1931)


(382)  HOPKINS, R T, Windmills (Charles Clarke 1931)


(383) IRVING, L, Windmills and Waterways (Heinemann 1927)  Really an account of the author's boating holidays in Holland, containing very little of interest about windmills.


(384) IRVING, L, The Precarious Crust (Chatto and Windus 1971). Whitstable windmill is described on p164-167


(385) JARVIS, P S, Stability in Windmills and the Sunk Post Mill (IMS 1981-2)  09506378 15 *


(386) KEALEY, E J, Harvesting The Air: Windmill Pioneers in Twelfth-Century England (Boydell Press 1987)


(387) LANGDON, J, Mills in the Mediaeval Economy (Oxford University Press 2004)   0199265585


(388) LANGDON, J, The Engineers of Mills in the Later Middle Ages ( SPAB Publications 2007)  978-1-898856-21-4


(389) LARKIN, D, Illustrated Book of Windmills of England (Weatherbys 2008)


(390) LAVER, J, & WAILES, R, Windmills (SPAB, n.d., but was printed by June 1948). Contains WAILES, R: "The Design and  Development of Windmills", p8-19


(391) LINDSEY, C F, Windmills, A Bibliographical Guide, 1974


(392) de LITTLE, R J, The Windmill, Yesterday and Today (John Baker 1972, reprinted 1975)  0 2129839 7 0


(393) de LITTLE, R J, The Windmills of England (revised and expanded edition of (392), with much new material and photographs) (Colewood Press 1997)  0 9529930 0 7*


(394) LONG, G, The Mills of Man (Herbert Joseph 1931)


(395) LUCAS, Adam, Wind, Water, Work (Brill 2006) 90 04 14649 0


(396) MAIS, S P B, England of the Windmills (J M Dent 1931, reprinted EP Publishing 1978)


(397) MAJOR, J K, & WATTS, M, Victorian and Edwardian Windmills and Watermills From Old Photographs (Batsford 1977)    0 7134 0621 6*


(398) MAJOR, J K, The Windmills of John Wallis Titt (IMS 1977)


(399) MAJOR, J K, Windmills and Watermills (for National Trust) (Jarrold 1986)


(400) MAJOR, J K, Windmill Index, Reading 1970


(401) MATHIESON, G, Windmill Guiders Handbook


(402) MATHIESON, G, Windmill Activity Book


(403) McGREGOR, A & S, Windmills, A Project for Young People (Pepper Press 1982)


(404) MOORE, C(olin), Windmills: A New History (The History Press 2010) 978-0752454009


(405) MURPHY, E C, The Windmill: Its Efficiency and Economic Use (USA Geological Survey Papers 41 and 42, 1901)


(406) NEVE, A, The Conversion of a Windmill (Tonbridge Free Press, pre-1936)


(407) NICHOLSON, J, A Practical Treatise on the Construction of All Kinds of Millwork, London 1830


(408) PARKER, A & E, Built with a Purpose: Windmills (for children) (A & C Black 1992)


(409) POWELL, F E, Windmills and Wind Motors (Percival Marshall & Co 1910)


(410) POWELL, F E, Windmills and Wind Motors, How To Build and Run Them (Dawbarn and Ward, 5th edition 1927)


(411) PUTNAM, P C, Power from the Wind (Van Nostrand 1948, reprinted New York 1974)


(412) REYNOLDS, J, Windmills and Watermills (Hugh Evelyn 1970; 2nd edition 1974)  Another good general book, with some particularly fine drawings showing the construction and layout of selected mills.


(413) SASS, J, The Versatile Millstone, Workhorse of Many Industries (Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (USA) 1990


(414) SCIENCE MUSEUM, Science Library Bibliographical Series no 266: Utilisation Of Wind Power. Papers published in England 1920-36 (Science Museum 1936)


(415) SCIENCE MUSEUM, Science Library Bibliographical Series No 606: Utilisation of Wind Power. Supplement to No 266, 1935 to date (Science Museum 1944)


(416) SHELTON, F H, Windmills, Picturesque and Historic: The Motors of the Past (Franklin Institute, February 1919)


(417) SHILLINGFORD, A E P, England's Vanishing Windmills (Godfrey Cave Associates 1979) 0 9062231 5 6 General work on mills for the uninitiated. Well-produced with a few interesting photographs but probably written as a schedule filler. The information is derivative and often inaccurate. From a scholarly point of view, perhaps the worst book on windmills ever written.


(418) SKILTON, C P, British Windmills and Watermills {in "Britain In Pictures" series} (Collins 1947)


(419) SKILTON, C, Windmills and Watermills in Water-colour (The Old Water-Colour Society's Club, 40th annual volume, 1965, p41-54)


(420) SMEATON, J, An Experimental Enquiry Concerning the Natural Powers of Water and Wind to Turn Mills and Other Machines, Depending on a Circular Motion (I and J Taylor 1794)


(421) SPAB, Windmill Index, n.d.


(422) SPAB, Windmill Index (revised edition 1972)


(423) SPAB, Wind- and Watermills Open to View, 2007  1 898856 19 2 (previous editions 1979, 1982, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007)


(424) SPAB, Guidelines to Safety in Wind- and Watermills (SPAB W & W S 1980)


(425) SPAB, The Design and Development of Windmills (SPAB 1948)


(426) SPAB MILLS SECTION, Stoneground Flour by Natural Power - Where Can I Find It? (SPAB 2006) 898856176


(427) STEVENS, L, The Archaeology of Post Mill Trestles and Millsteads with a Bibliography, privately published 2001


(428) STORCK, J, & TEAGUE, W D, Flour for Man's Bread, University of Minnesota Press 1952


(429) STOYEL, A, Perfect Pitch, Wind and Watermill Section 1996


(430) STOYEL, A, The Windmills of Thomas Hennell, Landmark Publishing 2006 ISBN-10 1843062240  ISBN-13 978-1843062240* 


(431) STOYEL, B D, "The Windmills", article in "Hoath and Herne, The Last of the Forest" (K H Mackintosh c1984)


(432) THOMAS, P H, Electric Power from the Wind, a Survey (USA Federal Power Commission, 1945)


(433)  VIALLS, C, Windmills and Watermills (for young people), A & C Black 1973


(434) VINCE, J, Discovering Windmills (Shire Books 1968, 2nd edition 1969, 3rd 1973, 4th 1977, 5th 1981, 6th 1984, 7th 1987, 8th, 1993 085263224X (3rd) 0852633734 (4th) 0852635672 (5th) 0852638884 (7th) 0747802092 (8th) 


(435) VINCE, J, Windmills (Basil Blackwell 1975)


(436) VINCE  J, Power Before Steam (John Murray Ltd 1985)


(437) VINCE, J, Windmills and How They Work (Sorbus 1993)


(438) VINCE, J, Mills and Millwrighting, Shire Books 1976  


(439) WAILES, R, Windmills in England (The Architectural Press 1948, 2nd edition Charles Skilton 1975)


(440) WAILES, R, The English Windmill (Routledge and Kegan Paul 1954) The standard work on the subject*.


(441) WAILES, R, Horizontal Windmills (reprint from TNS vol 40, 1967-8, p125-45)


(442) WAILES, R, A Source Book of Watermills and Windmills (Ward Lock 1979)


(443) WAILES, R, The Work of the Windmill Section of the SPAB, London, England, paper presented at the Second Symposium on  Molinology, 1969


(444) WATTS, M, Corn Milling (No 98 in Shire Album Series) (Shire 1983)


(445) WATTS, M, Wind and Water Power (Shire Books 2000, new edition recently published) 0 7478 0418   4


(446) WATTS, M, The Archaeology of Mills and Milling, Tempus Publishing 2001 0 7524 1966  8*


(447) WATTS, M, Windmills, Shire Publications 2006 ISBN-10 0 7478 0653 5   ISBN-13 978 0 7478 0653 0


(448) WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL, Windmills and Argos Hill, n.d.


(449) WHITELAW, J W, Getting to Know About Windmills (Photo Precision Ltd 1972)


(450) WILCOX, J K, Compiler, The Use of Windmills in Aeronautics: A Bibliography (John Crerar Library 1930)


(451) WILCOX, T (Ed.), The Romantic Windmill (Hove Museum and Art Gallery 1993)


(452) WILLIAMSON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, BIRKENHEAD, Fair Wind and Weather (Wirral Borough Council 1982) Exhibition catalogue of windmill paintings by Charles W Howarth and others


(453) WILSON, C, (Ed.) A Checklist of Windmill Paintings By Karl Wood (Lincolnshire Museums Occasional Papers no 1) (Lincolnshire County Council 1982)


(454) WOLFF, A R, The Windmill as a Prime Mover (Wiley, 2nd edition 1900)


(455) YORKE, S, Windmills and Waterwheels Explained (Countryside Books 2006)    ISBN-10 1846740118     ISBN-13     978-18467-40114


(456) YOWARD, T, A Consolidated Glossary of British Mill Terms (SPAB 1996) 1 898856 03 6





(457) ABRAHAM, E M, The Old Flour Mills of Wirral (Transactions of the Historical Society for Lancashire and Cheshire vols 55-56, 1903-4, p133-49)


(458) ABRAHAM, E M, Windmills (Agriculture vol 63, June 1956, p130-133)


(459) ANGUS, T C, Moreton Mill (Essex Review vol 40, July 1931, p130-134)


(460) ANON, Notes On Bywater's Windmill Sail Patent (TNS vol 36, 1963-4, p183)


(461) ANON, article on Mr Lowe and his Mill Tours since 1926 (Yesterday magazine 1989; exact date of issue, and thus author and full title of article, untraceable)


(462)  ANON, Wheels of Life (Out Of Town July 1985)


(463) ANON, The Saving of Salvington Mill (Sussex Life November 1980)


(464) ANON, article on windmills (She magazine 1977; exact date of issue untraceable)


(465)  ANON, All Grist to the Mill (Farmers Weekly, November 4th 1983)


(466) ANON, A Home in Full Sail (conversion of Terling mill, Essex) (Ideal Home, April 1980)


(467) ANON, Windmills for the Generation of Electricity (The Engineer, vol 141 4 June 1926, p586-587)


(468) ANON, Windmill Electric Power (Electrical Times vol 87 1935, p103)


(469) ANON, Windmill Generating Plants (Implement and Machinery Review 51, 1926, p1220-1224)


(470) ANON, A Report on the Use of Windmills for the Generation of Electricity, Bulletin of the Institute for Research in Agricultural Engineering, Oxford, no 1, 1926


(471) ANON, article on Pakenham mill (The Countryman, Spring 1960; issue and thus author untraceable)


(472) ANON, article on Thurne Dyke windpump (The Countryman, Winter 1964; issue etc.)


(473) ANON, article on Adventurers Fen windpump (The Countryman, Winter 1967; issue etc.)


(474)          ANON, article on Wicken Fen windpump (The Countryman, Summer 1978; issue etc.)


(475) ANON, article on Sussex windmills (The Countryman, Spring 1979; issue etc.)


(476) ANON, article on North Leverton mill (The Countryman, Winter 1982; issue etc.)


(477) ANON, "The Mill That Ran Away" (article on Drinkstone mill, Suffolk, The Countryman, Winter 1987; issue etc.)


(478) ANON, article on windmills in "Architecture East Midlands," 1973


(479) ANON, Great Linford {Buckinghamshire} Windmill Mound, TIMS Newsletter January 1979


(480) ARTHUR, G C, Notes on Windmills in Greater London, London's Industrial Archaeology (journal of Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society) no.3 1984. Brief notes on remains then surviving.


(481) BAKER, P, Toothill Windmill (Essex Naturalist, vol 28, 1948, part 2 p51-54)


(482) BAKER, P, & WAILES, R, The Windmills of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, Part 1: Post Mills (TNS vol 33, 1960-61, p113-128)


(483) BAKER, P, & WAILES, R, The Windmills of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire Part 2: Tower Mills (TNS vol 34, 1961-2, p89-104)


(484) BAMFORD, A B, Windmills, Past and Present, in and around Romford (Essex Review, vol 33, 1924, p53-54)


(485) BARTON, P G, Mediaeval Windmills in Montgomeryshire and the Marches (Montgomeryshire Collections vol 85 1997 p51-61)


(486) BATTEN, R, Four Sheets to the Wind (article on mainly East Anglian windmills in "Old Glory", August 1991, p14-18)


(487) BAXTER, E G, Chesterton Windmill (Warwickshire History vol 1, 1969-71, no 6)


(488) BAYLIFFE, J H, Notes on Windmills, Past and Present, in and Around Romford, With Digressions (Essex Review, vol 32, 1923, p195-200)


(489) BEAUMONT, A, Blowing in the Wind - Windmills of East Anglia (Country Life 17th November 1977)


(490) BEAUMONT, A, At Home in a Windmill (article in "Do It Yourself" magazine August 1979 concerning restoration of Sutton Mill, Norfolk)


(491) BELLAIRS, G C, Wooden Cross Found Buried Under a Mound at Higham-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire (Transactions of the Leicestershire Architectural and Archaeological Society No 9,  1905, p18-19)


(492) BENNETT, R, "The King's Mills of Ancient Liverpool" (Transactions of the Historical Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, vol 48, 1897, p29-78)     


(493) BENTON, G M, Notes on Illustrations of Essex Windmills  (Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, New Series, vol 19, 1930, p146-147)


(494) BIRMINGHAM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Rugby Tumulus {possible site of windmill}, note in Birmingham Archaeological Society vol 52, 1927, p301-2


(495) BONE, M, List of sites and possible sites of windmills in Dorset (Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset, March 1980, p11-19)


(496) BOTT, O, Corn Mill Sites in Cheshire 1066 - 1850, parts 1-6 (Cheshire History no 10 Autumn 1982, no 11 Summer 1983, no 13 Spring 1984, no 14 Autumn 1984, no 16 Autumn 1985, no 17   Spring 1986)


(497) BOUCHER, C T G, How to Build a Windmill (Advance, October 1969, p35-4). Refers to Wrawby windmill, Lincs


(498) BOYES, J S. A Note on Three Eighteenth-Century Wind-Powered Drainage Mills in the Fens (TIMS Newsletter Easter 1981)


(499) BRAMWELL, R, Haigh Windmill, Lancashire History Quarterly vol 1 no 2 June 1997, p64-6


(500) BRIGHOUSE, W H, Living in Windmills (This England, Winter 1971)


(501) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY MUSEUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT, Buckinghamshire Windmills (Records of Buckinghamshire, vol 20 part 4, 1978, p516-24) (see also 200)


(502) BUCKLAND, J S P, Technical Notes on C16 and C17 London Windmills (TNS vol 60, 1988-89, p127-36)


(503) BUCKLAND, S "Essington post mill, Staffs", 6-page note published with TIMS Newsletter no 41, Reading (1 Dec 1990)


(504) BUCKLAND, J S P, The Walsoken Brass, King's Lynn, 1349, and its Windmill, (TIMS Newsletter January 1993 (earlier published in the Transactions of the Monumental Brass Society XIV, 1990, published 1992))


(505) BURNE, E L, Wind Power (Cassiers Magazine vol 30, August 1906, p325-336)


(506) BURNE, E L, and others, Windmill Sails (Transactions of the Newcomen Society vol 24, 1943-45, p147-161)


(507) CALVERT, N G, The Characteristics of a Sail Mill (Journal of Industrial Aerodynamics no 3, 1978, p79-84)


(508) CANE, L, Bungay's Vanished Mills (East Anglian Magazine vol 4, July 1939, p452-454)


(509) CARNELL, G, Turning Back the Clock (article on North Leverton mill) (Out Of Town magazine February 1988)


(510) CHAMBERLAIN, A D, The Restoration of Jill Mill, Sussex (Industrial Archaeology Review vol 10 no.1, autumn 1987


(511) CHOPE, R P, Windmills in Devon and Cornwall (Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries vol 11, 1920-21, p226-7)


(512) CHRISTY, M, The Founding of an Essex Windmill (Essex Review vol 16, 1907, p179-82) (refers to Foulness windmill)


(513) CLARK, H O, & BENTON, Rev G M, Essex Windmills (Transactions of the Essex Archaeology Society vol 19 1928, p143-7)


(514) CLARKE, F G, Looking Up Some Windmills (Essex Countryside March 1960)


(515) CLARO, F Z, Thurrock Windmills (Panorama (Thurrock Historical Society Journal) no 2, p42-5, Autumn 1957)


(516) COCK, P, The Oldest Windmill in England (refers to Bourn mill, Cambridgeshire) (East Anglian Magazine, June 1959 p470-471)


(517) COLLINSON, H N, A Suffolk windmill survey (East Anglian Magazine vol 4, November 1938, p9-12)


(518) CONRAN, C, "Real Flour for Real Bread: A guide to Mills" (Sunday Times Magazine 27/4/80). Concerns mills still producing stoneground flour.


(519) CORDER, H, On Somerset Windmills (Somerset Countryman, vol 2 1932 p36)


(520) COULTHARD, A J, Windmills in Somerset (Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries vol 26, 1955, p87, 108, 132, 163)


(521) COURSE, E, Mills in Hampshire (Hampshire Field Club Newsletter, November 1968)


(522) COYSH, V, Mills of Guernsey, magazine or newspaper article pre-1977, n.f.d.


(523) CYCLING MAGAZINES of 1927-8 have references to and photographs of windmills. They are held by Liverpool Library Service, see Lincolnshire Mills Group Newsletter May 1986 for details


(524)  DARBY, H C, Windmill Drainage in the Bedford Level (The Engineer vol 160 1935)


(525) DAW, J R, The Site of a Mediaeval Post Mill and Prehistoric Site at Bridlington (Yorkshire Archaeological  Journal vol 45, 1973, p19-40)


(526) DEWAR, H S L, The Windmills, Watermills and Horsemills of Dorset (Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society vol 82, 1960, p109-32)


(527) DEWAR, H S L, The Windmills, Watermills and Horsemills of Dorset: New Evidence (Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society vol 86, 1964, p179-181)


(528) DITCHFIELD, P H, The Use of Windmills (The Field, 21st April 1917, p52-53)


(529) DOLMAN, P, Upper and Lower Dean windmills (Bedfordshire Magazine vol 13, 1972, p250-54)


(530) DONNACHIE, I L, & STEWART, N K, Scottish Windmills - an Outline and Inventory (Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland vol 98, 1964-66, p276-99)


(531) DOUCH, H L, Windmills in Devon and Cornwall (Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries vol 31, 1968, p56-9)


(532) DOUGALL, D, Saving Herne Mill (Kent Life vol 10, January 1971, p37-39)


(533) DOUGLAS, G, & OGLETHORPE, M, A Survey of Scottish Windpumps (Industrial Archaeology Review vol 7 no 1, Autumn 1984, p72-84)


(534) DOUGLAS, G, & OGLETHORPE, M, Scottish Windpower and Windmills: New Information (Industrial Archaeology Review no 9 autumn 1986)


(535) EASTWOOD, J V, The Windmills of Wirral (Cheshire Life vol 18 no 5 May 1952 p18)


(536) EDGELEY, C R, Post Mills of Sussex (Sussex Life November 1972, p26-28)


(537) EDGELEY, C R, Smock Mills of East Sussex (Sussex Life May 1973, p46-48)


(538) ELLIOTT, C R, Windmills and Romance (East Anglian Magazine vol 27, August 1968, p312-15)


(539) ELLIOTT, J S, The Windmills of Bedfordshire, Past and Present (Bedfordshire Historical Record Society Publications vol 14, 1931, p3-50)


(540) ELLIS, C M, A Gazetteer of the Water, Wind and Tide Mills of Hampshire (Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society vol 25, 1968, p119-40)


(541) ELLISON, N F, The Dusty Millers of Wirral (Cheshire Life vol 41 no 12 December 1975 p48)


(542) ENGLAND, D, Windmill is a Couris Thing (Milling, December 1970, p25+)


(543) EVANS, H, Wedgwood, Windmills and Water Power (Proceedings of the Wedgwood Society, no 2 1970)


(544) FALES, E N, Propellor Design as Applied to Windmills (Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences vol 3, 1936, p 278-81)


(545) FARLEY, M, Buckinghamshire Windmills (Bucks County Museum Archaeological Group, offprinted from "Records Of Bucks" vol 20 part 4, 1978)


(546) FARNELL, M, The Wendover Wind and Steam Mill (Berks and Bucks Countryside, December 1982)


(547) FARRIS, N, Wymondley Mills and Millers, article in "Hertfordshire's Past" no 9 (Hertfordshire Archaeological and Local History Council Autumn 1985)


(548) FREEMAN, M D, Assessing Potential Milling Capacity in Hampshire c1750 - 1914 (Industrial Archaeology Review vol 1 no 1, Autumn 1976, p47-62)


(549) FREEMAN, M D, Milling Capacity in Portsmouth c1650-1914: Testing a Hypothesis by Industrial Archaeology (Industrial Archaeology vol 3 no.2 Spring 1974)


(550) FRISBY, A F, Who Owns the Wind? (East Anglia Monthly January 1980)


(551) GILL, F C, The Vanishing Windmill (The Northampton County Magazine 1929)


(552) GILLINGHAM, S, Windmills on their Minds (article on Draper's Mill, Margate, My Weekly 1978-9)


(553) GIMPEL, J, The Windmill Today (Engineering vol 185, May 1958, p686-90)


(554) GOODACRE, J, Observations on a mill: Lutterworth Subscription Windmill (The Leicestershire Historian vol 2 no 4, 1973, p9-16)


(555) GREENHILL, F A, Old Windmill at Broughty Ferry, Proceedings of the Scottish Archaeological Society no 75, 1950/51


(556) GREGORY, R, The Use of Wind Power in the Early Industrial Development of Hull (Industrial Archaeology Review vol 15 no 1, Autumn 1992, p7-21)


(557) GUMBRELL, J, The Windmill That Became a Film Star (article on Terling mill, Essex Countryside July 1965)


(558) HAND, C R, "Three Local Windmills" (Transactions of the Historical Society of Lancashire and Cheshire vol 73, 1922, p33-43) Deals with windmills in Liverpool



This journal is reported to have featured articles about windmills in the years before the 1914-18 war.  No further details.


(560) HARRIS, H, A Leicestershire Post Mill Restored (Country Life 28 September 1972, p750, 752) Refers to Kibworth Harcourt windmill.


(561) HENDERSON, R, Collecting Windmill and Watermill Books (Book and Magazine Collector, February 1993)


(562) HILLS, A, Four Essex Windmills (Bocking, Great Bardfield, Terling, Toppesfield) (Essex Review vol 39, 1930, p21-29, 84-96) (also in R T Hopkins, Old Watermills and Windmills)


(563) HILLS, R L, Drainage by Windmills in the Waterbeach Level (Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society vols 56 & 57, January 1962/December 1963, p115-122)


(564) HODGES, H, English Post Mills (British History Illustrated vol 1 no 1, 1975, p30-33)


(565) HOLT, R A, The Mediaeval Mill: A Productivity Breakthrough (History Today July 1989)        


(566) HORNE, J S, Historical Notes on Staffordshire Windmills (Staffordshire Life and County Pictorial Spring 1954)


(567) HOWARD, J, Ellis Mill (Old Glory July 1991 p50-55)


(568) HOWARD, J, Swishing Sails (article on Boston mill in "Old Glory", date unknown)


(569) HOWES, H, & MINTON, R, Gone With The Wind: A Survey on the Survival of English Windmills (This England vol 12, no 4, Winter 1979-80)


(570) HOWES, H R, The Tale of Two Oxfordshire Mills (Oxfordshire Life Autumn 1980) Concerns North Leigh windmill and a watermill.


(571) HOWES, H R, Preserving the Windmills of East Anglia (Industrial Archaeology Review vol 5 no 1, Winter 1980-81 p51-9)


(572) HUGHES, H C, Windmills in Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely (Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society October 1928 - October 1930 with Communications made to the Society, vol 31, 1931, p17-29)


(573) HUGHES, H, article on the conversion of windmills into dwelling houses (The Architects' Journal, 21st December 1927)


(574) HUGHES, J, Cumberland Windmills (Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Transactions vol 72, 1972, p112-141)


(575) HUGHES, J, Records and Remains of Cumbrian Windmills (Bulletin of Industrial Archaeology vol 7 1978)


(576) HUGHES, J, Windmill at Bowness-on-Solway (Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Transactions vol 73, 1973, p355-6)


(577) JAMES, N, The Windmills of Buckinghamshire (Berks and Bucks Countryside: part 1 March 1981, part 2 April 1981)


(578) JOB, B, Wind Power in North Staffordshire (Staffordshire Magazine August 1973)


(579) JOHNS, S, The Mills of Essex 1: Stock (Essex Countryside June 1967)


(580) JOHNS, S, The Mills of Essex 2: Billericay's Derelict Post Mill (Essex Countryside July 1967)


(581) JOHNS, S, The Mills of Essex 3: Baker Street Smock Mill, Orsett (Essex Countryside August 1967)


(582) JOHNS, S, The Mills of Essex 4: South Ockendon (Essex Countryside September 1967)


(583) JOHNS, S, The Mills of Essex 5: Upminster (Essex Countryside October 1967)


(584) JOHNS, S, The Mills of Essex 6: Mountnessing (Essex Countryside November 1967)


(585) JOHNSON, C J, The Holberrow Green Windmill: An Attempt at the Interpretation of Visible Evidence (Industrial Archaeology Review vol 1 no 1, Autumn 1976, p73-80)


(586) JONES, A, Mills in the Portsmouth Area (Journal of the Portsmouth College of Technology Industrial Archaeology Society no 2 Summer 1969, p43-9)


(587) JONES, P, "Windmills: The Quiet Way" (Industrial Heritage vol 5 no 1, Spring 1987


(588) JONES, W T, The Mucking Windmill (Panorama (Journal of Thurrock Local History Society) no 23, Winter 1980, p42-46)


(589) KAY, P D, Mills on the Isle of Wight (Journal of the Portsmouth College of Technology Industrial Archaeology Society no 2 Summer 1969, p72-8)


(590) KEIL, I, Building a Post Windmill in 1342 (TNS vol 34, 1961- 2, p151-54) Article describes a windmill at Walton, Somerset.


(591) KELLY, N, South Winds (2-part article on windmills in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight ("Old Glory" magazine, October and November 1993))


(592) KENNETT, M, New Life for Old Hampshire Windmill (Bursledon mill) (Hampshire Magazine August 1991)


(593) KENYON, J R, Windmills in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight - A Revised List of Sites  (Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society vol 34, 1977, published 1978, p53-7)


(594) KERSHAW, J C, Three Windmills (The Architect 7th July 1922, p12-16)


(595) KLIJN, P M, The Disappearing Windmills of Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire Countryside Life August 1966)


(596) KNIGHTS, E S, Some Essex Windmills (East Anglian Magazine vol 1, Jan 1936, p273-274) (and see letter, EAM vol 1, March 1936, p378)


(597) LANGDON, J, Watermills and Windmills in the West Midlands 1086-1500 (Economic History Review vol 44 no 3 August 1991)


(598) LANGDON, J, The Birth and Demise of a Mediaeval Windmill (History of Technology vol.14, 1992, p54-76) (Concerns a mill at Turweston, Bucks)


(599) LANGDON, J, & WATTS, M, An Early English Tower Mill? The Turweston Mill Revisited (History of Technology vol.25, 2004, p1-6)


(600) LANGDON, J, & WATTS, M, Tower Windmills in Mediaeval England: A Case of Arrested Development? (Technology and Culture vol.46, 2005, p697-718)


(601) LAVER, J, & WAILES, R, Windmills (SPAB, n.d., but was printed by June 1948) Contains WAILES, R: "The Design and Development of Windmills", p8-19


(602) LAW, A D, & TONKIN, W G S, The Walthamstow Windmill and Essex Windmills Today (Walthamstow Antiquarian Society 1970, revised 2nd edition 1974)


(603) LAWRENCE, L H, Windmills in East Anglia (East Anglian Magazine vol 24, July 1965, p310-313)


(604)  LONGLEY, K M, Origin of the Smock Mill (TNS vol 1, 1968-69, p163-4)


(605) LOVER, J G, Tower and Post in Wirral (Cheshire Life vol 42 no 3 March 1976 p54-5, 57)


(606) MAJOR, J K, An Inventory of Windmills in Durham and Northumberland (Industrial Archaeology vol 4 no 4, November 1967, p331-339)


(607) MAJOR, J K, The SPAB and its Wind- and Watermill Section (Industrial Archaeology vo112 no.4 Winter 1977, p291)


(608) MANNING, D, & others: Harpley Windmill, an Investigation (Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society vol 4 no.5 1990, p198-201)


(609) MARTIN, G W, The Vanished Windmills of Essex (Essex Countryside January 1963)


(610) MARTIN, G W, The Vanished Windmills of Essex (contains further information to above) (Essex Countryside December 1963)


(611) MARTINS, S, A Study of Drainage Mills in the Norfolk Broadlands (Norfolk Archaeology vol 35 part 1, 1970, p152- 3)


(612) McKENNA, J, William Hutton's Windmill (Transactions of the Birmingham Archaeological Society vol 88, 1976-7 p136-8)


(613) McKENNA, J, Birmingham Windmills (Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society 1982-3, vol 93)


(614) MCLAREN, T, Old Windmills in Scotland (Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland vol 79, 1944-5, p6-14)


(615) MEYER, H, The Vanished Windmill (Amateur Historian vol 1 no 2, October - November 1952)


(616) MEYER, H, Windmills in Bedfordshire (Bedfordshire Magazine vol 1, 1947-48, p87-90 and 153-57)


(617)  MEYER, H, The Windmills of Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire Countryside Summer 1946)


(618) MIDDLETON, J G, Some Notes on Essex Windmills (Journal of the South West Essex Technical College and School of Art vol 2, 1945-48, p20-22)


(619) MILLS, C J, Windmills of Thanet, Thanet District Council 1986


(620) MINCHINTON, W E, Windmills in Devon (Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries vol 31, 1968, p78-82)


(621) MINCHINTON, W E, & PARSONS, S, Further Windmills in Devon (Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries vol 32, 1972, p105-9)


(622) MINCHINTON, W E, Yet Further Devon Windmills (Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries vol 34, 1980, p238-240)


(623) MINCHINTON, W E, Wind Power (History Today vol 30, March 1980)


(624) MINCHINTON, W E, Paintings of Four Devon Windmills (The Devon Historian no 26 April 1983)


(625) MONEY, G H, Windmills (East Anglian Magazine vol 2, March 1937, p248-51)


(626) MONKMAN, C, Buried Cruciform Platforms in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journal no 2, 1873, p69-81)


(627) MONSON, L, Windmills on Blackheath (Transactions of the Greenwich and Lewisham Antiquarian Society vol 8 no 5, 1977, p171-195)


(628) MOORE, C, Hertfordshire Windmills (Hertfordshire's Past no 19, p2-17)


(629) MOORE, C, Hitchin Mills (Hertfordshire Countryside December 1981)


(630) MOORE, J, The Bursledon Windmill (Hampshire County Magazine July 1982)


(631) MORRIS, R B, Windmills in Devon and Cornwall (Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries vol 12, 1922-3, p65-6, 351-2)


(632) MOYSEY, C F, Windmills in Devonshire (Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries vol 21, 1940-41, p176-7)


(633) OGDEN, D, and FULLER, G M, Chesterton Windmill (Industrial Archaeology vol 13 no 4, p309) Contains technical description


(634) "OLD SOWL", The Old Mills of Southwold (East Anglian Magazine vol 4, December 1938, p101-103)


(635) PEARCE, S V, A Mediaeval Windmill: Honey Hill, Dogsthorpe (Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society vol 59, 1966, p95-103)


(636) PELHAM, R A, The Old Mills of Southampton (City of  Southampton 1963, reprinted 1978) Mostly watermills but contains some information relating to windmills


(637) PICKLES, W, Cornish Windmill Towers (Cornish Magazine vol 6 no 9, January 1964)


(638) PIGEAUD, F D, & WAILES, R, Power in the Wind (New Scientist 13 May 1965, p451-52)


(639) PILE, C C R, Watermills and Windmills of Cranbrook (Cranbrook and Sissinghurst Local History Society no 7, 1954, p2-15)


(640) POSNASKY, M, The Lamport Post Mill (Journal of the Northamptonshire Natural History Society Field Club vol 33 no 239, June 1956, p66-79)


(641) POSSEE, D R, "An Essex Windmill That Has Been Preserved For Posterity" (Bocking mill), (Essex Countryside December 1967)


(642) PRESS, M H, The World's Tallest Mill (East Anglian Magazine September1951, p17-20) (Article refers to High Mill, Great Yarmouth)


(643) RADLEY, J, Peak Millstones and Hallamshire Grindstones (TNS vol 36, 1963-4, p165-73)


(644) RAPLEY, W, A Church with Sails: Reigate Heath Church Windmill (Surrey County Magazine vol 2 no 3, 1971, p60)


(645) RAHTZ, P A and MH, T 40: Barrow and Windmill at Butcombe, North Somerset (Proceedings of the University of Bristol Speleological Society No 8, 1957, p89-96)


(646) REANEY, P H, Early Essex Windmills (Essex Archaeological Transactions, New Series, vol 20, 1933, p99-100 and 282-284)


(647) ROBERTS, B J, Windmills in Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire Historical Studies 1970)


(648) ROBERTS, H A, Given a New Lease of Life: Cromer Post Mill (Hertfordshire Countryside vol 25, February 1971, p54-5)


(649) ROBERTS, R O, The Mills Of Anglesey (Transactions Of The Anglesey Antiquarian Society 1958)


(650) ROGERS, H T, The Corn Mills of God's Port {Gosport} (Gosport Records no 8 May 1974)


(651) RUSSELL, J, Millstones in Wind and Watermills (TNS vol 24, 1943-35, p55-64)


(652) RYAN, P, The Union Mill, Cranbrook (Charing and District Local History Society 1974)

(653) RYE, C G, Yarmouth Windmills on the Denes (Norfolk Archaeology 35, 1970, p148-151)


(654) SALMON, J, Local Types of Essex Windmills (Essex Review vol 40, 1931, p163-70)


(655) SALMON, J, Barling Windmill (Southend-on-Sea and District Antiquarian and Historical Society Transactions 3, 1938, p139-44)


(656) SALMON, J, Erection of a Windmill at Newborough (Anglesey) in 1303 (Archaeologica Cambrensis, December 1940, p250-252)


(657) SALMON, J, The Windmill in English Medieval Art (The Journal of the British Archaeological Association, third series, vol 6 1941, p88-102)


(658) SALMON, J, A Note on Early Tower Windmills (British Archaeological Association Journal no 29, 1966, p75)


(659) SASS, J, Long Sutton, Sneath's Mill (Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, vol 13 1978, p63-6)


(660) SASS, J, Moulton Mill (Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, vol 34, 1999, p15-18)


(661) SAUNDERS, A, Baker Street Mill, Orsett (Panorama (Thurrock Local History Society Journal) no 10, Winter 1966, p24-27)


(662) SHAW, A K, Windmills and Watermills in Hampshire (Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club vol 21 part 2, 1959, p107-9; and part 3, 1960, p125-133)


(663) SHAYLER, A E & C D, The English Post Windmill (The Cleveland Industrial Archaeologist no 3 1975, p35-44)


(664) SHERLOCK, R, Wind Power in the Age of Steam: Some Staffordshire Survivals (Country Life July 1969, p305-306)


(665) SIMMONS, H E S, Past and Present Warwickshire Windmills (The Miller, April 1947, p327-30)


(666) SIMMONS, H E S, The Windmills of Sussex (Sussex County Magazine Nov-Dec 1937, p738-41 and 803-808)


(667) SMITH, T P, Biggleswade Windmill (Bedfordshire Archaeological Journal vol 8 1973)


(668) STARMER, G H, A Checklist of Northamptonshire Wind- and Watermills (Bulletin of Industrial Archaeology April 1970)


(669) STEVENS, L, Two Early Millsteads, Polegate, East Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections vol 126 1988


(670) TANN, Jennifer, The Whitby Union Mill Company - A Case of Early Co-operative Production (Business Archives no 39, December 1973)


(671) TASKER, G E, Windmills near Romford (Essex Review vol 33, 1924,  p94-99)


(672) TEBBUTT, C F, Huntingdonshire Windmills (Mason & Dorman Ltd 1942, reprinted from the Transactions of the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archaeological Society, vol 5 p433 and  vol 6 p29, 62, 96 and 103)


(673) TELFORD, T, On Mills, edited by E Lancaster Burne (TNS vol 17 1936-7, p205-14)


(674) THOMPSON, M, Windmills (Architecture East Midlands 35, March/April 1971, p13-27)


(675) TITLEY, A, Some Notes on Old Windmills (The Engineer 2nd February 1923 p118-19)


(676) TITLEY, A, & HAINES, H D, A Warwickshire Windmill and Some Notes on Early Millwrighting (TNS vol 28, 1951-53, p233-37) (article refers to Chesterton windmill)


(677) TONKIN, W G S, Essex Windmills: A 1969 Report (Essex Journal vol 5 no 1 Jan 1970)


(678) TRIGGS, A, The Windmills Of Hampshire (Industrial Archaeology vol 6, February 1969, p1-12)


(679) TRIGGS, A, Windmills of Hampshire (Hampshire Magazine July 1969)


(680) TURNER, J, Essex Windmills (Southend-on-Sea and District Antiquarian and Historical Society Transactions vol 1 part 1, 1921-22 p62-64)


(681) TYRELL, G, The Mill on the Hill at Moreton (Essex Countryside vol 20, December 1971, p58)


(682) TYRELL, G, Thaxted Windmill to be Restored (Essex Countryside vol 20, December 1971)


(683) TYSON, B, Two Post Mills at Whitehaven in the 17th Century (Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, vol 88, 1988, p177-91)


(684) VINER, D, Siddington Round Tower: Function or Folly? (Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology Journal 2001, p4-9) Deals with the history and origins of the possible windmill tower at Siddington, demonstrating conclusively that it was a windmill.


(685) VOWLES, H P, An Inquiry Into the Origins of the Windmill (TNS vol 11, 1930-31, p1-14)


(686) WAILES, R, The Development of the Windmill (Junior Institution of Engineers' Journal vol 43 part 5, 1932, p191- 206


(687) WAILES, R, How to Recognise Lincolnshire Windmills (The Lincolnshire Magazine vol 2 no 2, Nov-Dec 1934, p63-5)


(688) WAILES, R, Old Mill Gearing Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Power Transmission, August 1935)


(689) WAILES, R, Early Windmill Gearing (Power Transmission, May 1936, p215-217)


(690) WAILES, R, Early Windmill Gearing (Junior Institution Of Engineers Journal, vol 46 part 8, 1936, p357-71)


(691) WAILES, R, The Post Mills of Suffolk (East Anglian Magazine vol 3, October 1938, p564-9)


(692) WAILES, R, Suffolk Post Mills (Engineering vol 152, 1941, p443-445 and 464-465)


(693) WAILES, R, Suffolk Windmills Part 1, Post Mills (TNS vol 22, 1941-2, p41-63)


(694) WAILES, R, Suffolk Windmills Part 2, Tower Mills (TNS vol 23, 1942-3, p37-54)


(695) WAILES, R, Further Notes on Windmills and Millwrighting (Junior Institution of Engineers Journal, vol 52 part 10, 1942, p238-43)


(696) WAILES, R, Windmill Sails (TNS vol 24, 1943-45, p147-61)


(697) WAILES, R, Windmill Winding Gear (TNS vol 25, 1945-7, p27-35)


(698) WAILES, R, Norfolk Windmills Part 1, Corn Mills (TNS vol 26, 1947-49, p231-58)


(699) WAILES, R, Windmills (Junior Institution of Engineers' Journal vol 57, June 1947, p261-72)


(700) WAILES, R, & CLARK, H O, Brake Wheels and Wallowers (TNS vol 26, 1947-49, p119-130)


(701) WAILES, R, The windmills of Cambridgeshire, Including Those of the Isle of Ely, the Soke of Peterborough and Huntingdonshire (TNS vol 27, 1949-51, p97-119)


(702) WAILES, R, Lincolnshire Windmills Part 1 Post Mills (TNS vol 28, 1951-53, p245-53)


(703) WAILES, R, Notes on the Windmill Drawings in Smeaton's Designs (TNS vol 28, 1951-3, p239-43)


(704) WAILES, R, Lincolnshire Windmills Part 2 Tower Mills (TNS vol 29, 1953-5, p103-22)


(705) WAILES, R, & RUSSELL, J, Windmills in Kent (TNS vol 29, 1953-5, p221-239)


(706) WAILES, R, Windshafts (TNS vol 26, 1947-49)


(707) WAILES, R, Upright Shafts in Windmills (TNS vol 30, 1955-7, p93-98)


(708) WAILES, R, Norfolk Windmills Part 2, Drainage and Pumping Windmills, Including Those of Suffolk (TNS vol 30, 1955-7, p57-77)


(709) WAILES, R, Essex Windmills (TNS vol 31, 1957-9, p153-180)


(710) WAILES, R, The Drive to the Stones in Windmills (TNS vol 31, 1957-9, p289-99)


(711) WAILES, R, Some Windmill Fallacies (TNS vol 32, 1961 p93-109)


(712) WAILES, R, Windmills - Their Rise and Decline (Engineering Heritage vol 1, 1963, p10-17)


(713) WAILES, R, Combining the Elements (The Edgar Allen News vol 44 no 576, June 1965, p135-7)


(714) WAILES, R, Horizontal Windmills (TNS vol 40, 1967-8, p125-45)


(715) WAILES, R, Sunset of the Mills (This England Spring 1968, p14-18 and 20)


(716) WAILES, R, & CLARK, H O, Bell Alarms and Sack Hoists in Windmills (TNS vol 45, 1972-3, p55-65)


(717) WALLER, J G, London Windmills (The Home Counties Magazine vol 3, 1901, p169-76)


(718) WARD, T B, Windmills (East Anglian Magazine vol 19, Feb 1960, p182-91, and letter in vol 18 March 1959)


(719) WARD-SMITH, A J, The Lost Windmills of Berkshire (Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Countryside vol 21, October 1981, p19-21)


(720) WATERFIELD, T, Maud Foster Windmill, Boston (Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, vol 25, 1990, p62-64)


(721) WATKIN, H R, Windmills of Devon and Cornwall (Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries vol 11, 1920-21, p263)


(722) WENLOCK, C, Windmill Photography (Amateur Photography, 25th September 1935)


(723) WEST, B, A Bedfordshire Sketch-Book, 71: Stevington Mill (Bedfordshire magazine vol 11, Spring 1968, p147-8)


(724) WEST, B, Stevington Mill (Bedfordshire Magazine vol 1, 1947-8, p37-38)


(725) WESTELL, W, Sandon Mount, Hertfordshire: Its Site, Excavation and Problems (St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society Transactions 1934, p179-83)


(726) WHITE, L, Jnr, Mediaeval Uses of Air (Scientific American vol 223 no 2 August 1970, p92-100)


(727) WHITELAW, J W, Arkley Mill (Hertfordshire Topic, August 1967, p46)


(728) WIDDICOMBE, D, British Watermills and Windmills (The Lady, 14th March 1985)


(729) WIGHT, J A, The Early Windmill (East Anglian Magazine vol 23, November 1963, p16-18)


(730) WILLIAMS, H, & CROMPTON, R, The Windmills of Wirral (Journal of the North-Western Society for Industrial Archaeology and History, 1976, with addenda in no 2, 1977)


(731) WILLIAMSON, K, The Earliest Engine (The Countryman vol 60, Spring 1963, p87-92)


(732) WILSON, C, Windmills of Lincolnshire (2-part article in "Period Homes" magazine of April and May 1986)


(733) WOLLARD, R, & WRIGHT, P, Harnessing the Wind (Lincolnshire Life October 1991)


(734) WOODBRIDGE, F, Cranfield Mill (Bedfordshire Magazine vol 3, 1951-2, p69-71)


(735) WOODBRIDGE, F, Henlow Smock Mill (Bedfordshire Magazine vol 9, 1963-4, p68-70)


(736) WOODBRIDGE, F, Inside Sharnbrook Windmill (Bedfordshire Magazine vol 3, 1951-2, p33-34)


(737) WOODBRIDGE, F, Lower Dean Windmill (Bedfordshire Magazine vol 5, 1956, p149-52)


(738) WOODBRIDGE, F, Potton Windmill (Bedfordshire Magazine vol 9, 1963, p32-4)


(739) WOODBRIDGE, F, Riseley Windmill (Bedfordshire Magazine vol 4, 1953-54, p301-4)


(740) WOODBRIDGE, F, A Windmill Saved (Stevington) (Bedfordshire Magazine vol 4, 1953-4, p212-14)


(741) WOODROW, C E, A Miller Remembers (East Anglian Magazine April 1951, p443-45)


(742) WOOLFORD, A, Windmills, with Special Reference to Those in Suffolk (Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History vol 20 Part 2, 1929, p125-46)


(743) WORRIN, H, Windmills Round Little Dunmow (Essex Review vol 17, 1908, p44)


(744) WRIGHT, P, East Anglian Windmills (East Anglian Magazine vol 7, October 1947, p74-8)


(745) WRIGHT, P, Windy Mount (article on Kirton Lindsey Mill in "Old Glory" February 1992 p44-45)


(746) YOWARD, T, and RILEY, R, Structuration Theory and Nineteenth-century Corn Milling in Portsmouth (Industrial Archaeology Review vol 23 no 2, November 2001)


(747) ZEEPIAT, R, Post Mills and Archaeology (Current Archaeology no 71, 1980, p375-7)





(748) BONWICK, L, Gainsford End Windmill and adjacent Cart Lodge, Toppesfield, Essex: Report on Archaeological Buildings Recording Survey (Bonwick Milling Heritage Consultancy July 2008)


(749) BOWIE, G S, Watermills, Windmills and Stationary Steam Engines in Ireland (thesis written in 1975 and currently held in library of Queen's University, Belfast)


(750) BRIDGE, M C, Tree Ring Analysis of Timbers from the Post Mill, Drinkstone, Suffolk, Centre for Archaeology Report, 60/2001


(751) COOKSON, M, The Story of Staining Mill, 1982


(752) COOKSON, M, Survey of Anglesey Windmills, 1981


(753) DAY, J C, A Preliminary Survey of Newcastle Windmills, manuscript in Newcastle City Library


(754) FREEMAN, M D, "A History of Corn Milling c1750-1914, with special reference to south central and south eastern England", PhD thesis, University of Reading 1976


(755) GARLICK, A, Tilting at Windmills in the North-West, 1999 (privately produced booklet with entries on a selection of Lancashire windmills, accompanied by photocopies of photographs)


(756) GREGORY, R, The Work of Norman and Smithson, millwrights of Hull, 1780-1831, MPhil thesis University of Hull


(757) HAMOND, F, The North Wind Doth Blow: Windmill Evolution in Ulster, 1750-1914 (paper presented at conference "The History of Technology, Science and Society 1750-1914" (University of Ulster, Jordanstown, 1989))


(758) JACKSON, C, Hormead Mills and Millers, 1984, thesis a copy of which is available in the Local Studies Library at County Hall, Hertford


(759) JENKINS, C, The History of Paignton Windmill, 1960 (manuscript now in West Country Studies Library, Devon Record Office, Exeter)


(760) KENNEY, G A, Notes on Suffolk Windmills, 5 volumes. Manuscript, c1930. In Ipswich Public Library


(761) KING, T, Diary: unpublished photocopy of the manuscript diary of a millwright 1804-38. Was in Norwich Public Library; believed lost in fire in 1994


(762) LUMMIS, W M, collection of photographs and newscuttings of Norfolk and Suffolk mills.  Housed in Ipswich Record Office.


(763) LUMMIS, W M, Scrapbook on windmills and watermills, collected by the Rev W M Lummis, M C, for the Suffolk Preservation Society. 4 volumes 1928-39 (mostly photographs and illustrations).  Housed in Ipswich Record Office


(764) MARSHALL, C B, & MEREDITH, G, A History of Mills in Audlem {Cheshire}, 1980 (includes section on Buerton windmill).  Unpublished booklet produced by two members of Audlem and  District Local History Society


(765) MELLOR, E, Bridlington Mills (Original manuscript in Bridlington Library 1985)


(766) NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL PLANNING AND PROPERTY DEPARTMENT, Corn Windmills: A Topic Paper (draft), 1991 (in King's Lynn library)


(767) OLDHAM, A A, East Anglian windmills: seven unpublished volumes of photos and manuscript notes about individual mills. Housed in Norwich public library and believed lost in 1994 fire


(768) PARSONS, S R, Devonshire Windmills (Unpublished manuscript, Department of Economic History, University of Exeter 1971)


(769) PATERSON, D S, Surveying Lancashire Windmills, Past and Present, 1978


(770) SHANN, G W, Windmills in the Neighbourhood of Rugby - those which remain or have recently stood within a 20-25 mile radius. Annual report of Rugby School Natural History Society 1937


(771) TYRER, F, The Windmills of Crosby (Borough of Crosby Public Libraries 1972)


(772) WARD, Drainage Pumps (unpublished manuscript; contains information about windmills used for drainage). Was in Norwich Library; believed lost in 1994 fire


(773) WOZNIAK, H, Six Mile Bottom Windmill (unpublished manuscript; copy in Science Museum Library, South Kensington).


(774) WOOLFORD, A, notebook on Suffolk windmills, with brief sections on Essex, Sussex and Norfolk mills, c1930. In  Ipswich Public Library





(775) ALDERTON, D, & BOOKER, J, The Batsford Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of East Anglia (Batsford 1980)


(776) ASHMORE, O, Lancashire (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1969)


(777) ASHMORE, O, The Industrial Archaeology of North-West England (Manchester University Press 1982)


(778) ATKINSON, F, North-East England (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1974) (2 volumes)


(779)  BALL, R S, Natural Sources of Power (Constable 1908)


(780) BECKETT, J, The Urgent Hour (Ely Local History Publications Board 1974)


(781) BECKINSALE, R & M, The English Heartland (Duckworth & Co Ltd 1980) Has chapter on windmills


(782) BONE, M, & STANIER, P, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Devon (Association for Industrial Archaeology 1998)


(783) BRACEGIRDLE, B, The Archaeology of the Industrial Revolution (Heinemann 1973) Ch 5 covers windmills


(784) BRANCH JOHNSON, W, The Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire (Augustus M Kelly 1970)


(785) BRANCH JOHNSON, W, Hertfordshire (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1970)


(786) BUCHANAN, R A, & COSSONS, N, The Bristol Region (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1969)


(787) BUCHANAN, C A & R A, The Batsford Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Central Southern England (Batsford 1980)


(788) BUTT, J, Scotland (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1967)


(789) CAMBRIDGE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY, The Feet of Fines in Huntingdonshire (CAS, Octavio Publications no 37, 1913)


(790) CHAPMAN, V, Rural Durham, 1977 (contains a chapter on the county's windmills) 0 903268 08 6


(791) CLARK, F C, Kentish Fire (Adams 1947) (contains sections on windmills)


(792) COLES FINCH, W C, Life in Rural England (C W Daniel c1930)


(793) CORFIELD, M C, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Wiltshire (Wiltshire County Council 1978)


(794) DARBY, H C, The Draining of the Fens (Cambridge University Press 1940)


(795) DONNACHIE, I L, Galloway (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1969)


(796) FALCONER, K, Guide to England's Industrial Heritage (Batsford 1980)


(797) GARRAD, L S and others, The Isle of Man (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1972)


(798) GIMPEL, J, The Medieval Machine (1976, 2nd edition 1988, 2nd edition (paperback) 1992) 0 7126 54844


(799) HARRIS, H, The Peak District (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1971)


(800) HASELFOOT, A J, The Batsford Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South-East England (Batsford 1978)


(801) HENNELL, T, The Countryman at Work (Architectural Press 1947)


(802) HILLS, R, The Drainage of the Fens (Landmark Publishing 2003)  1-84306-074-4


(803) HOGG, G, Odd Aspects of England (David & Charles 1969)


(804) HUDSON, K, Industrial Archaeology (Methuen 1965)


(805) HUTCHINSON, S, Berney Arms Remembered, the author 2003 (pamphlet, contains some information on the local windpumps)


(806) HUTCHINSON, S, Halvergate Fleet Past and Present, the author 2001 (contains information on local windpumps)


(807) JOHNSON, D E, Essex Curiosities: a History of the Old, Odd and Unusual in Essex (Spurbooks 1973)


(808) LEA, R, Country Curiosities (Spurbooks 1973)


(809) LEWIS, R, Scene in Sussex: A Fresh Look at the County (The Research Publishing Company 1972)


(810) MARRIAGE, W, & SMITH, C F, The History of Corn Milling in Essex (Essex Review vol 16, 1907, p184-95)


(811) MARSHALL, J D, & DAVIES-SHIEL, M, The Lake Counties (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1969)


(812) MARSHALL, W, The Rural Economy of Norfolk, ii (London 1787). Contains material on the draining of the Yarmouth marshes, marshmen and a drainage windmill in 1782. The relevant pages are reproduced in Millnotes no.4, April 1973


(813) McNEIL, I (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (Routledge 1990) (Chapter 4, by J Kenneth Major, is on "Water, Wind and Animal Power")


(814) McRAE, S, & BURNHAM, C P, The Rural Landscape of Kent, Wye College (University of London) 1973 p195-8


(815) MOORE, P (Ed.), A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group 1984) Paperback May 1996


(816) NICHOLSON, J, The Operative Mechanic and British Machinist (windmills covered on p122-164), London 1825 (2nd edition 1853)


(817) NIXON, F, Derbyshire (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1969)


(818) OUTWOOD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY, History of Outwood vol 2 (contains information on windmill)


(819) QUENNELL, M, & QUENNELL, C H B, A History of Everyday Things in England, vol 1 1066 - 1499 (Batsford, 4th edition 1960) (windmill references on p190-192, 245-248)


(820) QUENNELL, M, & QUENNELL, C H B, A History of Everyday Things in England, vol 2 1500 to 1799 (Batsford, 5th edition 1960) (windmill references on p58-60, 168, 171, 172, 203-5)


(821) RICHARDS, P S, The Holywell Textile Mills, Flintshire (Industrial Archaeology 6, 1969, p28-51) (includes windmills)


(822) ROSE, W, The Village Carpenter (Cambridge University Press 1937, reprinted 1973) Includes chapter on windmill repairs


(823) SHEPPARD, J, The Drainage of the Hull Valley, 1958


(824) SINGER, C, and others, editors, A History of Technology, 5 volumes (Oxford University Press 1954-8) (vol 3, 1500-1750, has a chapter on windmills, p89-109, by Rex Wailes).  Some of the other volumes also contain references to windmills


(825) STAINER, P, The Industrial Past (Dovecote Press 1998)


(826) STANIER, P, Discover Dorset Mills, The Dovecote Press 2000 (mainly about watermills but has a chapter on windmills)


(827) SMITH, D M, The East Midlands (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1965)


(828) TAYLOR, C, The Cambridgeshire Landscape (Hodder and Stoughton 1973)


(829) TODD, A C, & LAWS, P G, Cornwall (Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series) (David and Charles 1972)


(830) TURNER, L J, Windmills in Doncaster (in Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council Official Guide 1980-81)


(831) WHEELER, W H, The History of the Fens of South Lincolnshire (Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1868)


(832) WOODFORD, C, Portrait Of Sussex (Robert Hale 1972)          





(833) MAJOR, J K, Rex Wailes: An Appreciation, Wind and Watermill Section 1990


(834) SHAW, T, Windmill Wood: A Biography of Midlands Artist Karl Salsbury Wood, the author 1996





(835) CARLEY, James, The Killicks and the Nortons - Millers of Meopham (Meopham Windmill Trust 1993)


(836) COCKBURN, P, Whitmore and Binyon, Engineers and millwrights of Wickham Market, Suffolk (the author 2008)


(837) CUSSONS, Eileen, The Miller of Horncastle (Museum of Lincolnshire Life 1982)  0 9506565 2 6*


(838) EVANS, O, The Young Millwright and Miller's Guide 1795 (2nd edition 1850, reprinted 1972 and 1990)


(839) HALLGARTH, W E R, The Lincolnshire Miller and Millwright, n.f.d.


(840) HOBART, J F, Millwrighting, 1909


(841) OATEN HILL AND DISTRICT SOCIETY LOCAL HISTORY GROUP, The Holmans {millwrights} of Canterbury (OHADSLHG 1992)


(842) OSBORNE, L, Lincolnshire Milling Connections (Lesborne Publications 1987)


(843) OSBORNE, L, Practical Windmilling Today (Lesborne Enterprises 1987) 1871025 001


(844) PARGETER, V, A Code of Practice in Windmill Repair and Restoration, 1980, n.f.d


(845) SAUNDERS, J E, The Reflections and Rhymes of an Old Miller (Hodder and Stoughton 1938) 


(846) SPAB, Some Principles and Practice in Windmill Repair (SPAB 1994)


(847) STANNARD, J, The Man Who Made Norfolk Giants (Cecil Smithdale), p545-547 n.d.


(848) TINLEY, R, Dusty Almonds - A History of a Milling Family (the author 1995)


(849) WATTS, M, The Use of Millwrighting Techniques as a Guide to Dating Windmills and Watermills (SPAB 1994)


(850) WATTS, M, Philosophy of Repair (SPAB Mills Section 2000)


(851) WILSON, G, Recollections of a Lincolnshire Miller: Robert Wilson of Huttoft (Louth Naturalist and Antiquarian Society 1994)


CORRIGENDA (from Michael Yates)

Item 771 (F Tyrer, Windmills of Crosby) was in fact printed and offered for sale to the public.


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(1) SPAB Wind- and Watermill Section/Mills Section newsletters from 1979 (typed news-sheets prior to then) and Annual Reports from 1933


(2) Mill Group Newsletters and Journals

These merit a special section of their own.  Since the foundation of the East Kent Mills Group (now the Kent Mills Group) in 1974, the number of regional societies for the study and conservation of windmills and watermills has increased. As well as special publications by them, which are included in the main body of this booklet, their newsletters and journals are a valuable source of information on the history and current status of individual mills as well as milling in general. The Suffolk Mills Group and Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society Newsletters currently contain articles on the bygone mills of their respective counties. In addition, many of them publish an annual, or at least regular, journal containing articles on molinological subjects pertaining to their county. Those containing articles on windmills are listed below. The SPAB Mills Section should hold copies of all newsletters and journals: failing that, they might be obtained from the British Library.

 Because of certain information not currently being accessible the list of journals and the articles appearing in them is not complete. Also the journals may contain articles other than the main ones which I have listed.  

 Copies will be held by NMA (most of them anyway), SPAB or by the groups themselves, whose contact details may change from time to time but should be available from SPAB .


Cambridgeshire Wind- and Watermills Society (now defunct)

Newsletters 1977-


East Kent Mills Group(now defunct)

Newsletters 1975-


Essex Mills Group

Newsletters  1985- (Mills Archive Trust hold them from 1985 to 2003)


Friends of Norfolk Windmills/Norfolk Mills Group

Newsletters 1977-


Hampshire Mills Group

Newsletters 1986-


Lincolnshire Mills Group (incorporating Nottinghamshire and Humberside)



Midland Wind- and Watermills Group

Newsletters 1977-


No 1 Summer 1980:

W A Seaby: "Bouncing Bess" Tower Mill, Rowington Green,


J Bedington: Rowington Tower Mill: The Cap

No 2 Summer 1981

W Foreman: Windmill Governors

No 3 Summer 1982 Norton Lindsey Windmill

No 4 Summer 1983

P Dolman: Bedfordshire Windmills

No 7 1986

R Holt: Mills and Milling in Mediaeval England

W Foreman: Wheatley Windmill

No 8 1988:

J Roberts: Birkdale Old Mill

No 9 1989

F C Gill: The Vanishing Windmill (reprinted from "The Northampton County Magazine", 1929)

No 10 1990

B Job, W A Seaby: Harbury Windmill

No 15 1995

M Yates: Wind- and Watermills on Postcards

No 16 1996

J Lawley: The Controversial Windmill of Much Wenlock

No 20 2000

S Buckland: Walsoken Brass and its Windmill

No 21 2002

T Bonson & B Job, Croxton Windmill, Staffordshire

No 22 2003

Bonson, T: The Self-Regulating Windmill of Edmund Lee

No.25 2006

Gifford, A: Multiple-Sailed Windmills in England



North-west Mills Group

Newsletters 1984-

Reviews/Journals (some of which also include "Notes, News and Views")


W T N Roberts: Bidston Windmill, Wirral

M Cookson: Staining Windmill

D S Paterson: Windmill Paintings by Karl Wood

D Bate & D Paterson: Windmills and Watermills of Llyn, Gwyneth

D Paterson: Additional Notes on Lancashire Windmills Past and Present



M Watts: Lancashire: a Windmilling First and Last

J Roberts: Fitting the Sails of Llynon Mill, Anglesey

M Cookson: Profile: Singleton Windmill

S McCauley: A Mill Enthusiast in the Making Part 1: Exploring North of Manchester

J Roberts: Visit to Gayton Mill, Wirral, August 1982

D Paterson: Gazetteer of Windmills in North Wales: Clywd and Carnarfon



J Roberts: Comparative Notes on tower mills in Anglesey and North-west England

D Paterson: Early windmills in Preston, Lancs

D Paterson: Preliminary Notes on Windmills in Clwyd

D Paterson: Preliminary Notes on a Merioneth Windmill

S Dunsbee: Pilling Mill



D Paterson: Milling in Liverpool and its Environs

D Paterson: Profiles of Some Windmills of Central Liverpool

D Paterson: Profiles of Some Rural Mills near Liverpool



D Paterson: Some Post Mills of South-West Lancashire



H Morris: Willaston Tower Mill: 1: The Working Mill

D S Paterson: Lancashire Windmills 1950-86 Part 1: Dereliction and Preservation Part 2: Post Mill Sites

D S Paterson: The Development of Post Mills in the North-west Part 1: The Early Development Part 2: Distribution and Spread of Post Mills in the North-west from the thirteenth century to the seventeenth



D Paterson & E Thompson: Windmills of the Cheshire Border North of the Mersey

D Paterson & E Thompson: Penketh Post Mill

D Paterson & E Thompson: Bold Tower Mill

D Paterson: Lancashire Windmills 1950-86 Part 3: Tower Mill Sites; Part 4: Gazetteer

D Paterson: The Development of Post Mills in the North-west: decline and demise of post mills in the North-west (18th to 20th centuries)

D Paterson: Mills of the Channel Islands, further notes



N Roberts: Two Irish windmills

D Paterson: Surveying Lancashire Windmills Past and Present



S Wetherill: Windmills in the Primary School

G Hughes: Wind, Water- and Animal-Powered Mills in Prescot, SW Lancs, 1453-1908



S & J Mousdale: Mills in the Channel Islands

J Hunter: Whispering Sails: Windmill Land, the Fylde in 2000 AD


Suffolk Mills Group

Newsletters 1977-


Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society (incorporating Sussex Mills Group)

SIAS/SMG Newsletters 1974-

Sussex Industrial History (Journal of Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society):

Winter 1970/71

Two windmill Restoration Appeals

Summer 1971

Cross-in-Hand windmill


Clayton Windmills (Jack and Jill) I - History (M Brunnarius). II - Restoration - J S F Blackwell


M Brunnarius: Jesse Pumphrey, millwright


P J James: Lowfield Heath Windmill


D H Cox: William Cooper - Millwright and Engineer (1825-76)


J S P Buckland: the Punnett's Town, Heathfield, Wind Saw Mills


D Paterson & D H Cox: A Bibliography of Sussex Mills


N Nicholas: Some Notable windmill Authors and Historians of the Past


M Brunnarius and R Martin: Windmill Hill Mill, Herstmonceux


L Stevens: Mills of the Eastbourne Borough Council Area


R C Pinney: Sussex Windmills and their Restoration - A 1970s Perspective


M C Bridge, Nutley Windmill - A Dendrochronological Investigation"


G Blythman and R Martin: Rottingdean Windmill


Yates,M "Windmill Sweeps In Kent and Sussex", Sussex Industrial History no.39 2009

Bonnett, R, Alfriston Tower Mill;

Karn, M J, Earnley (Somerley) Windmill



Welsh Mills Group


Journal ("Melin")

No 1 1985 J Roberts: The Tall Tower Mills of Glamorgan

F G Stead: Llynon Mill, Llandeusant


No 2 1986 J Roberts: The Windmills of Glamorgan

G D Nash: The Windmills of Pembrokeshire


No 4 1988 J Roberts: The Windmills of Gwent


No 8 1992 B Ellis: Windmill at Halkyn, Clwyd


(3) International Molinological Society Symposiums

Vol 1 1965 Wailes, Rex: The Technical Development of the Windmill in

England p135-40

Wailes, Rex: Conservation and Restoration Techniques in England



Vol 2 1969 Buckland, J S P: Alphonse Daudet's Windmill at Fontvielle, and Comparable English Windmill Design

Ogden, D: Chesterton Windmill

Wailes, R: The Work of the Windmill Section of the SPAB p91-107


Vol 3 1973 Major, J K & H: Wind Engines, a Necessary Study

Wailes, Rex: The English Post Mill p32-26

Wailes, Rex: The Composite windmill p120-26


Vol 4 1977 Farries, K G: Researching a County's Windmill History: Essex

Farries, K G: Windmill Disasters: the Record in Essex

Pargeter, V: Kentish Windmill Sweeps

Wailes, R: E L Burne's Windmill p317-18

Turner, L & Watts, M: The Small Tower Mills of the British Isles

Gregory, F: Nutley Mill, East Sussex


Vol 5 1982 Watts, M: The Effects of 18th and 19th Century Technology on English Windmill Development

Ogden, D: Chesterton Windmill, Warwickshire


Vol 6 1985 Nash, G D: An Introduction to the Windmills of Wales

Watts, M: The Rise of the Governor


Vol 7 1989 Major, J K: Rex Wailes and the International Molinological Society


Vol 10 2000 Ward, O, The Odd Down Windmill {American wind engine in Bath}


(4) IMS Newsletters (1974 to present; from issue 49, Dec 1994, the newsletter is called "International Molinology" and is a much "meatier" affair, a publication in its own right, so articles and photos are being noted)

No.49 December 1994

The Smock Mill: A Comparison of Dutch and English Design (author?)

No.54 June 1997

Major, J K: A Unique Windmill Discovery in England {Lancaster Burne's windmill at Newent, Gloucestershire}

No.61 December 2000

Jensen, J, & Anderson, L: Experiments with the Reefing of Windmill Sails According to an Old British Patent

No.64 July 2002

Pearce, D L: Traditional Windmill Sails: Design for Power (focuses extensively on British windmills with mention among others of Copton windpump, Faversham, Kent).

No.71 December 2005

Hughes, G: Tailpole Winding on English Tower and Smock Mills

No.77 December 2008

Beacham, M J A: Variation on a Theme: The English "Midlands-type" post mill



(5) Mills Research Group Conference Proceedings


First (1983)

Mill Poetry - P Norchi

Small Computers for Mill Record Systems - A A Bryan

Military Uses of Mills - M Organ

Doorways Opening off the Stone Floor in Smock & Tower Mills - P S Jarvis


Second (1984)

Windmills and Populations Compared - L J Turner

John Smeaton's Windmill Designs - J S Buckland

Mills of the Essex-Suffolk Border - D Breckels

Recent History of Mill Study and Recording - A A Bryan


Third (1985) and Fourth (1986)

Lancashire post mills - D Paterson

Proposals for Mill Testing - D H Jones

Variable Mill Sail Weather - J S Buckland

Weedley Windmill Site - R Gregory

Location of Stones in Tower Windmills - F Hamond

The Vertical 3-Roll Sugar Mill - O Ward

Analysis of the Damsel and Shoe Feed to Millstones - D H Jones

Mill Site Indexing: A Progress Report - A A Bryan

Hoppers, Bushels and Multure Bowls - M Harverson

Windmills in Churches - P B Bryan


Fifth (1987) and Sixth (1988)

Millstones and the Seven Years War - O Ward

Moisture Testing - A A Bryan

Crushing Grain - A A Bryan

Coding Mill Gearing - D H Jones

Millstone Speed: Some Thoughts - D Breckels


Seventh (1989) and Eighth (1990)

Variable Weather in Windmill Sails - N Plastow

Horizontal Sugar Mills - N Roberts

Rotation of Windmill Sails and Fantails - P S Jarvis


Ninth (1991) and Tenth (1992)

Three Unusual Milling Machines - N Roberts

Millstone Makers in London - O Ward

Computers and Mill Records - D Breckels

Rotation and Dressing in Cornmill Stones - N Roberts

Landscape, Technology and Maps - W Bignell


Eleventh (1993)

Mill Data Bases - A A Bryan

Some Isle of Man Windmills - N Kelly

Origins of the Tower Mill - S Buckland

An Exercise in Millstone Making - P S Jarvis

Rotation in Mills: Definitions and Diagrams - N Roberts


Twelfth (1994)

Mill Testing Programme - P S Jarvis and D H Jones

Wind and Water Mill Recording - N Roberts

British and French Millstone Makers - O Ward

Fenland Drainage Mills - P Filby

Manx Windmills, a Contemporary Survey - N Kelly

Bloxham Grove Post Mill - J S Buckland

Lutyens' and Jekyll's Millstones - N Roberts


Thirteenth (1995)

Mills in Pub Signs - Philippa Bryan

Water-Powered Inclined Planes - N Kelly

Mills in Maps - W Bignell

A Windmill Gazetteer for England - A A Bryan


Fourteenth (1998)

Hughes, G: Barn-Top Mills

Hawksley, R: Twineham and West Ashling hollow-post mills, Sussex

Bryan, P: Mills on Village Signs

Filby, P: The Fen Millwrights

Buckland, S: Jack and Jill (Clayton)

Gregory, F: East Sussex Mills


Fifteenth (1999)

Buckland, S: Hammond's Patent Governor

Filby, P: The Smock Mill in Cambridgeshire, a Historical Survey

Hughes, G: The Smaller English Windpump


Eighteenth (2002)

Filby, P: Millwrights, Mills and Engines - The Transition from Carpenter to Engineer in Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire 1750-1900


(5) Simmons Collection, Science Museum Library

Over a period of some 50 years, from the early 1930s up to his death in 1973, Herbert E S Simmons compiled a massive amount of information on windmills in all parts of Britain, using a wide range of sources. At the present time, Library procedure allows the notes to be consulted by anyone with a Readers' Ticket for the Library - see the staff at Reception about obtaining one. They are located in the Engineering Section, where they are arranged county-by-county in bound volume form. Within each volume the entries are listed alphabetically. The information has not been written up into a coherent account of each mill, nor is it necessarily comprehensive. Some entries are more substantial than others; also there are many inaccuracies (some of them fairly obvious).  It is best not to rely too heavily on Simmons as a source of information, and to check what he says against other sources where possible. The collection is nevertheless of inestimable value.


(6) Millnotes (6 issues, Reading 1970-74) Journal consisting of articles on various subjects to do with mills. Copies in the Science Museum Library, South Kensington.

No.1, October 1970

Simmons, H E S: Haverhill Mill, New Light On Its Origins

No.2, May 1972

Wilson, G C: Work On Over Tower Mill, Cambridgeshire, 1969

No.3, October 1972

Coulthard, A J: Recollections Of Some Somerset Millers

Sanders, D: A Cambridgeshire Smock Mill: West Wratting

Wailes, R: A Note On Gearing Nomenclature

No.4, April 1973

Banfield, J A N: Communal Flour Milling: Anti-mills, Union Mills, Subscription and Co-operative Mills

Hoad, C J: Experiences of Milling and Baking at Downs Mill and Bakery, Gunters Lane, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex

No.5, August 1973

Simmons, H E S: Some Subscription Mills

Watts, M: Heath House Mill, Wedmore, Somerset

No.6 1974

Wailes, R: Various notes on annular sails, milling terms, Lincolnshire windmills, smock and tower mills, Woolavington mill (Somerset), Halnaker mill, (Sussex), stone spindles


(7) Inventories of Royal Commissions on Historic Monuments for England, Wales and Scotland

A series of books giving details of ancient and historic monuments within various counties and towns/cities; unfortunately not all have been covered. Those for Cambridgeshire and Anglesey are mentioned in this bibliography but volumes also exist for, among other regions, Dorset (1952/1970s) and Northamptonshire (1985). A complete set is held by the National Monuments Record, Swindon (see above for address). The Commission holds in its archive the original notes for these surveys, which may contain material and photographs not used in the final publications. For details of the Scottish and Welsh volumes it is advisable to contact the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments for Scotland and the Royal Commission on Historic and Ancient Monuments for Wales.


(8)  The National Record of Industrial Monuments

A collection of index cards giving information on all kinds of industrial monument, compiled as part of the Industrial Monuments Survey some years ago, and currently housed at the National Monuments Record. The index can be searched manually by county, district and parish, but not by monument type.


(9) County Magazines, along with publications such as Country Life


(10) Victoria County History

Modern editions of the VCH have a section on "mills" within each locality. In the older ones, the information is best found by consulting the index.


(11) Buildings of England Series (Penguin Books). These are mostly still in print and should be obtainable fairly easily.  However the information given on mills is in each case brief. 



 The most important collection of British windmill photographs is housed at The Royal Commission on Historic Monuments (see above)  where it is available for public inspection. 

 Many county and university libraries, record offices and museums will hold photographs of windmills. The author is currently compiling a national photographic register of British windmills.




This index refers only to the main text and not to the newsletters and journals, as unfortunately the software for my website doesn't create pagebreaks and a glitch which I seem unable to solve won't allow me to add the page numbers any other way. So I could be wrong about that new printed edition…


Adventurer's Fen (Cambs)  473

Alford (Lincs)  5-6

Argos Hill (Sussex), see Mayfield

Arkley (London Borough of Barnet) 727

Ash (Kent) 97

Ashtree Farm (Norfolk) 341

Aythorpe Roding (Essex) 88

Ballycopeland (Northern Ireland) 103, 148

Barling (Essex) 655

Bardwell (Suffolk) 138

Barnham (Sussex) 51, 75

Beccles (Suffolk) 264

Bedfordshire 228, 257-8, 306, 539, 616, 723

Bembridge (Isle of Wight) 118, 141

Berkshire 201, 719

Berkswell (West Midlands) 54, 89

Berney Arms (Norfolk) 175, 805

Biggleswade (Beds) 667

Billericay (Essex) 580

Billingford (Norfolk) 46

Birmingham 275, 613

Birmingham, William Hutton's Windmill 612

Black Country region 275

Blackheath (London/Kent) 627

Bocking (Essex) 17, 563, 641

Boston (Lincs) 20, 58, 252, 568, 720

Bourn (Cambs) 153, 516

Bowness-on-Solway (Cumbria) 576

Bridlington (Yorkshire) 525, 765

Brighton (Sussex) 220

Brill (Bucks) 59-60, 174

Bristol Region 784-6

Brixton (London) 98, 116

Broughty Ferry (Scotland) 555

Buckinghamshire 232, 308, 314, 329, 501, 545, 577

Buerton (Cheshire) 764

Bungay (Suffolk) 508

Burgh le Marsh (Lincs) 120-121

Bursledon (Hants) 30, 61-2, 592, 630

Butcombe (Somerset) 645

Cambridge, Chesterton Mill 159, 307

Cambridgeshire/Huntingdonshire (including Isle of Ely and Soke of Peterborough) 208, 221, 259, 310, 315, 319, 321, 572, 672, 701, 789, 828

Caston (Norfolk) 50

Central Southern England 787

Chapel Allerton (Somerset) 77, 102

Cheshire 457, 496, 535, 541, 605, 730

Chesterton (Warwickshire) 177, 281, 487, 633

Chillenden (Kent) 96

The Chilterns 329

Chinnor (Oxon) 100, 123

Clayton (Sussex) 8, 19, 146, 270-71, 510

Cleveland 253

Climping (Sussex) 147

Corby Glen (Lincolnshire) 3

Cornwall, 225, 511, 531, 631, 637, 721, 829

Cranbrook (Kent) 73, 154, 294, 639, 652

Cranfield (Beds) 734

Cromer (Herts) 21-2, 57, 648

Crosby (Lancs) 771

Cross-in-Hand (Sussex) 132

Cumbria 574-5

Dale Abbey (Derbyshire) 160

Dalham (Suffolk) 80

Danzey Green (Warwickshire) 32, 90

Denmead (Hants) 285

Denver (Norfolk) 44-5

Derbyshire 244-5, 482-3, 817

Devon 276, 511, 531, 620-22, 624, 631-2, 721, 768, 782

Dogsthorpe (Cambs) 635

Doncaster 338, 830

Dorset 495, 526-7, 826

Drinkstone (Suffolk) 477, 750

Durham 606, 790

East Anglia 240, 486, 571, 603, 744, 767, 775

Eastbourne 317-18

East Midlands 827

Essex 209, 231, 234, 246, 265, 314, 325, 340, 493, 513-14, 596, 602, 609-10, 618, 646, 654, 677, 680, 709, 774, 807

Essington (Staffs) 65, 503

Faversham (Kent) 330

Fens 269, 498, 524, 794, 802, 831

Foulness (Essex) 512

Framsden (Suffolk) 10

Friston (Sussex) 318

Fulbourn (Cambs) 158

Fylde 219

Galloway 795

Garboldisham (Norfolk) 71, 328

Gloucestershire 196, 647

Gosport (Hants) 650

Great Bardfield (Essex) 562

Great Bircham (Norfolk) 14-15, 173

Great Chishill (Cambs) 327

Great Hormead (Herts) 757

Great Linford (Bucks) 479

Great Yarmouth (Norfolk) 653

Great Yarmouth (Norfolk), High's Mill 642

Guernsey 522

Haigh (Lancashire) 499

Halkyn (Clwyd)

Halnaker (Sussex)

Halvergate (Norfolk) 806

Hambledon (Hants) 285

Hampshire 205, 216, 229, 324, 521, 540, 548, 591, 593, 662, 678-9, 815

Harpley (Norfolk) 608

Haverhill (Suffolk)

Heage (Derbyshire) 56, 107

Heapham (Lincs) 109

Heckington (Lincs) 144-5

Henlow (Beds) 735

Hereford and Worcester 304,

Herne (Kent) 13, 52-3, 112, 431, 532

Herne Bay 247

Herringfleet (Suffolk) 84, 87

Herstmonceux (Sussex), Windmill Hill 33, 95

Hertfordshire 279, 305, 314, 595, 617, 628, 784-5

Higham-on-the-Hill (Leicestershire) 492

High Ham (Somerset) 129, 164

High Salvington (Sussex) 9, 115, 137, 463

Hitchin (Herts) 629

Hoath (Kent) 431

Holberrow Green (Hereford and Worcester) 585

Holton (Suffolk) 85

Holywell (Flintshire) 821

Horsey (Norfolk) 128

Horsham (Sussex) 214

Hull 823

Impington/Histon, Cambs 83

Ireland (including Ulster) 248, 272, 749, 757

Isle of Man 797

Isle of Sheppey (Kent) 262

Isle of Wight 229, 268, 589, 591, 593, 815

Kent 36, 189, 195, 213, 236, 263, 289, 326, 336, 705, 791, 814

Kibworth Harcourt (Leics) 560

Kirton Lindsey (Lincs) 76, 745

Lacey Green (Bucks) 7, 111

Lake Counties 811

Lambeth 302

Lamport (Northants) 640

Lancashire 210-12, 280, 769, 776

Langstone (Hants) 114

Leicestershire 278, 482-3

Lewes (Sussex) 74

Lincoln, Ellis Mill 119, 567

Lincolnshire 217, 222-3, 227, 260, 266, 331, 687, 702, 704, 732

Little Cressingham (Norfolk) 42

Little Dunmow (Essex) 743

Liverpool 491, 558

Llandeusant (Anglesey) 152

London/Middlesex 200, 207, 233, 267, 309, 314, 332, 480, 717

Long Sutton (Lincs), Sneath's Mill 181, 659

Lower Dean (Beds) 530, 737

Lutterworth (Leics) 554

Lytham (Lancs)  2

Margate (Kent) 82, 552

Mayfield (Sussex), Argos Hill 150, 448

Meopham (Kent) 69

Midlands 291

Mitcham (Surrey) 277

Moreton (Essex) 459, 681

Moulton (Lincolnshire) 660

Mountnessing (Essex) 23, 130-131, 184, 584

Much Wenlock (Salop) 135

Mucking (Essex) 588

Newborough (Anglesey) 656

New Bradwell (Buckinghamshire) 125

Newcastle 753

Newcastle, Chimney Mill 162

Norfolk 134, 190-191, 204, 282-4, 311, 313, 611, 698, 708, 762, 766, 774, 812

Northamptonshire 315, 551, 668

North Leigh (Oxon) 570

North Leverton (Notts) 67, 92, 136, 476, 509

North-East England 778

Northumberland 606

North-West England 755, 777

Norton Lindsey (Warwickshire) 4

Nottingham, Sneinton 143

Nottinghamshire 301, 482-3

Nutley (Sussex) 104, 156-7, 170, 188

Old Buckenham (Norfolk) 286

Orsett (Essex), Baker Street 581, 661

Outwood (Surrey) 25, 113, 185, 818

Oxfordshire 242, 308

Paignton (Devon) 759

Pakenham (Suffolk) 63-4, 471

Paston (Norfolk) 133

Patcham (Sussex) 126

Peak District 799

Pitstone Green (Buckinghamshire) 187

Polegate (Sussex) 99, 163, 320, 322, 669

Portsmouth 586, 746

Potton (Beds) 738

Quainton (Bucks) 28

Ramsey (Essex) 139

Redbourn (Cambridgeshire) 235

Reedham (Norfolk) 341

Reigate Heath (Surrey) 644

Retford (Notts) 198

Riseley (Beds) 739

Romford (Essex) 484, 489, 671

Rottingdean (Sussex) 151

Rugby (Warwickshire) 494, 770

Rutland 254, 278

Sandon Mount (Herts) 725

Sandwich (Kent) 179-80

Saxtead Green (Suffolk) 176

Scotland 226, 533-4, 614, 788

Sharnbrook (Beds) 256, 736

Shipley (Sussex) 16, 26-7, 186

Shirley (Surrey) 18, 140

Shropshire 304

Siddington (Gloucestershire) 684

Six Mile Bottom (Cambs) 773

Skidby (North Humberside) 29, 72

Soham, Downfield Mill (Cambs) 12

Somerset 215, 334, 519-20

South Central England 754

South-East England 754, 800

South-West England 203

Southampton 293, 636

South Ockendon (Essex) 582

Southwold (Suffolk) 634

Sprowston (Norfolk) 105

Staffordshire 261, 300, 566, 578, 664

Staining (Lancs) 751

Stansted Mountfitchet (Essex) 161

Stanton (Suffolk) 78

Stelling Minnis (Kent) 124

Stevington (Beds) 1, 70, 724, 740

Stock (Essex) 55, 579

Stone Cross (Sussex) 149

Suffolk 194, 224, 241, 295, 517, 691-4, 708, 742, 760, 763, 774

Surrey 195, 233, 290, 309

Sussex, 192-3, 195, 202, 206, 237-238, 243, 255, 270, 273-4, 288, 292, 297, 312, 475, 537, 666, 809, 832

Sutton (Norfolk) 34, 490

Swaffham Prior (Cambs) 35

Swannington (Leics) 101

Swindon, Windmill Hill 155

Telford (Salop) 165

Terling (Essex) 557, 562

Thanet 323, 619

Thaxted (Essex) 47-9, 682

Thelnetham (Suffolk) 11, 79

Thornton (Lancs) 24, 108, 166-8, 230

Thorpeness (Suffolk) 178

Thurne (Norfolk) 472

Thurrock (Essex) 515

Tilbrook (Cambs) 333

Toothill (Essex) 481

Toppesfield (Essex) 562, 748

Treales (Lancashire) 117

Turweston (Bucks) 598

Ullesthorpe  (Leicestershire) 66

Upminster (Essex) 31, 68, 172, 583

Upper Dean (Beds) 529

Uttlesford (Cambs/Essex) 303

Wales 239, 251, 485, 649, 752

Walsoken (Norfolk) 504

Waltham (Lincs) 182

Walthamstow (Essex) 265, 602

Walton (Somerset) 590

Warbleton (Sussex) 197

Warwickshire 298-9, 376, 665, 676

Waterbeach (Cambs) 563

Wendover (Bucks) 546

West Blatchington (Sussex) 106

West Grinstead (Jolesfield Mill) (Sussex) 110

West Midlands 199

Whitby (Yorkshire) 670

Whitehaven (Cumbria) 683

Whitstable (Kent) 296, 384

Wicken Fen (Cambs) 474

Wicklewood (Norfolk) 43

Willesborough (Kent) 37

Willingham (Cambs) 171

Wilmington (Sussex) 316

Wilton (Wilts) 183, 218, 335

Wiltshire 793

Wimbledon 127, 142

Wisbech (Cambs) 287

Wittersham (Kent) 91

Woodbridge (Suffolk), Buttrum's Mill 81, 86

Woodchurch (Kent) 40-41, 93-4

Wrawby (Lincs) 169, 497

Wymondley (Herts) 547

Wyre (Lancs) 230

York, Holgate Mill 122

Yorkshire 249-250, 253, 337, 339, 626




Aeronautics/Aerodynamics, windmills and 450, 494, 544

Archaeology, windmills and 320, 427, 446, 492, 525, 585, 626, 645, 669, 725, 747

Art, windmills in 419, 430, 451-3, 504, 657, 834

Bell alarms 716

Bibliographies 351, 391

Brake wheels 700

Classic works 345, 347, 363, 420, 816

Conversion of mills to other uses 342, 406, 466, 500, 573

Dating mills 750, 849

Drainage mills/windpumps 269, 211, 498, 524, 533-4, 563, 611, 708, 772, 780, 794, 802, 812, 823

Drive to stones 710

Electricity generation, mills for 354-5, 366, 432, 467-70

Fantails 359

Gazetteers 358

Horizontal mills 347, 441, 714

Industrial mills 367

Industrial Revolution, windmills and 368, 556

Mediaeval mills 203, 377, 381, 386-8, 485, 525, 565, 590, 597-600, 635, 656-8, 726, 798

Millers and Milling 426, 518, 549, 741, 746, 754, 810, 835, 837-9, 842-3, 845, 848, 851

Milling terminology 456

Millstones 413, 643, 651

Millwrighting 676, 756, 721, 822, 836, 838, 840-41, 844, 846-7, 849-50

Photography, windmills and 352, 357, 722

Post mills 427, 482, 503, 564, 590, 663, 691-2, 702, 747

Sack hoists 716

Sails 372, 460, 506-7, 696

Smock mills 537, 604

Stability in windmills 385

Subscription/co-operative mills 554, 670

Sunk post mills 385

Tower mills 483, 599-600, 658, 693-4, 704

Upright shafts 706

Wailes, Rex 833

Wallowers 700

Wind engines 398

Winding gear 697

Windmill, efficiency of 405

Windmill, design and technology of 375, 390, 407, 425, 601, 688-90

Windmill, origins of 685

Windmills, plans/drawings of 703

Windmills in general 344-53, 356-8, 360-65, 369-71, 373-4, 378-80, 382-3, 389, 392-7, 399-400, 404, 408-12, 414-18, 421-23, 428-9, 433-40, 442, 444-5, 447-9, 454-5, 458, 461-2, 464-5, 478, 505, 523, 528, 538, 542-3, 550, 553, 559, 569, 587, 594, 615, 623, 625, 638, 673-5, 686, 695, 699, 711-13, 715, 718, 728-9, 731, 733, 779, 781, 783, 792, 796, 801, 803-4, 808, 813, 819-20, 824-5

Windmills and children/young people 343, 402-3, 408, 433

Windmills, management of 401, 421

Windmills, collecting books on 561

Windshafts 706

Work of SPAB 443, 607





(1) PETTIGREW, I, & AUSTIN, W, Gone With The Wind: Windmills, and Those Around Tring (the authors 2010) 978-0-953 7924-7-4



(58)   The publication date is 1972 not 1971.

(246) The publishers are Windsup Press.

(302)  First published 1973 not 1972.

(351)/(549) are the same publication.

(354) The publisher is Colwood not Colewood Press.

(401) The publication date is 2002 not 2001.

(409)/(805) are the same publication.

(545)/(810) ditto.

(673)  First page is 173 not 179.

(687)  The article appears in vol 3 1952 not vol 4 1953-4