Suffolk Windmills, written by Brian Flint, was originally published in 1970. Now republished in a new paperback edition and priced at £12.99
UK Map showing the location of all mills listed on this site, click here to view
Archive of Interesting mills - by Ron Cookson (17 April 2001)
Apart from the many publications on wind
and water mills, researchers often need to see original historical documents
and pictorial records that might not be so easily obtained.
The relevant information may be stored, but
not necessarily well indexed in:
- One of the main archives such as the National
Monuments Record; the Rylands Museum; the
SPAB or the Science
Museum. These collections require phone calls and possibly visits to check
material. Although a visit may still be necessary, the Templeman
Library special collections of wind and water mills give more detailed
indexes on the Internet of the Muggeridge, Davies and Holman Collections.
Individual collections and private
archives scattered around the country. Few of these are accessible via the
A New Initiative has therefore been launched to establish:
- A new specialist archive to store, care for and preserve important collections of mill-related material.
- A new charitable trust to bring together the different needs of researchers and serious collectors.
- An Internet gateway to the indexes and high
resolution digitised images of key material in the archive.
As the project is still in its early days there is plenty of opportunity for you to find out more and have your say on how it should develop