Our reference library at Watlington House holds thousands of printed books, pamphlets, journals and maps, including most of the standard works on traditional mills and milling, as well as a large number of specialist publications dealing with various topics and specific sites around the world.

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Book title Author(s) Publisher Publication year
“sacks for hire!” Wilkinson, Reg [Publisher not known] n.d.
‘Description of Essex’ by John Norden 1594 NA The Geographical Journal 1957
100 years Buhler Brothers, Uzwil, Switzerland NA Buhler 1961
1000 years of technology and craft history Hagen Open-air Museum v.d. Linnepe Verlagsgesellschaft 1984
11th symposium of The International Molinological Society: conference papers TIMS The International Molinological Society (TIMS) 2004
32 Dutch windmills in full colour 2 authors internationale kunstreproducties groningen n.d.
50 Jahren de Hollandsche Molen Stokhuyzen, Frederik [Publisher not known] 1973
702 model windmill : its assembly, installation and use Baker, T. Lindsay American Wind Power Center 1999
A & G Murray and the cotton mills of Ancoats 2 authors Oxford Archaeology North 2007
A catalogue of the civil and mechanical engineering designs of 1741-92 of John Smeaton, F.R.S. 3 authors Newcomen Society 1950
A compendious history of the cotton manufacture Guest, Richard Frank Cass & Co 1968
A dictionary of old trades, titles and occupations 2 authors Countryside Books 2002
A Diderot pictorial encyclopedia of trades and industry Diderot, Denis Dover Publications 1959
A Diderot pictorial encyclopedia of trades and industry Diderot, Denis Dover Publications 1959
A gazeteer of the Welsh slate industry Richards, Alun John Gwasg Carreg Gwalch 1991
A gazetteer of charcoal-fired blast furnaces in use since 1660 Riden, Philip Merton Priory Press 1993
A history of machine tools 1700-1910 Steeds, W. Oxford University Press 1969
A history of the machine Strandh, Sigvard Arrow Books 1984
A history of western technology Klemm, Frederich George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1959
A home tour through the manufacturing districts of England Head, George Frank Cass 1968