Books whose main focus is on industrial archaeology or architecture, rather than the mills themselves.

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History of Corn Milling: Volume 4 Some Feudal Mills

Hardback, 226pp,very good condition. American facsimile on superior paper and slightly larger format then the original.

The short histories of mills comprising this concluding volume are intended to illustrate the actual operation of the various laws and customs already recited in detail. They recount how, in accordance with those laws…


This is an account of three generations of outstanding traditional millwrights and engineers, all named John. Founded in 1812 at Louth, Lincolnshire, the business developed a reputation for good design, attention to detail and is credited with erecting some of the finest tower windmills in the United Kingdom. John Junior…

Tales from the tower

A4 48pp. A provocative and through review of origins and purpose of the tower at Hounslow Gunpowder Works. The author clearly demonstrates that the tower was originally a windmill, probably a pumping mill, and not the shot tower previously asserted over many years.

Much detail on the gunpowder production…

Mühlenbau – Wasserräder und Windmühlen bewahren und erhalten

Hardback, 208pp fine condition, as new, laminated cover.
German language

A comprehensive guide to millwrighting.
The first section deals with choice of timber.
The second section covers windmills: their history, types, computation of wind power, positioning of sails; and describes the construction of the different types.
The third section…

Blanket makers

Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No dust jacket. First American Edition xii, 205pp, 25 plates, 2 fldg. charts

Witney Oxfordshire was the heart of blanket industry and has kept its character as an old wool town, this is the history of Charles Early and Marriot Witney Ltd. which has…

Die praktische Mühlen-Baukunst

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Hardback, 260pp + 31 detailed diagrams An extremely detailed handbook, a facsimile reprint of a work first published in 1789, on the construction of both water mills and windmills.

The first part describes calculations for designing the various components. The second part is a guide to the…

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Eight centuries of milling in north east Yorkshire (2nd ed)

A4 card cover, 295pp.,second edition incorporating new infomation. Excellent quality, very heavy book with many photographs, drawings and maps.

Along with ploughed fields, manor house and church, the mill was for centuries at the heart of village life. North east Yorkshire, like most other regions, saw a gradual evolution…

Wind, water and steam

Hertfordshire has an unusually rich and diverse milling heritage; there are records of 110 watermills and 71 windmills in Hertfordshire, but of the majority, little physical evidence remains today.

Heavily illustrated with both historic and contemporary photographs, this book acts as an invaluable guide to these mills and also provides…

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Waterways of Britain

The Waterways of britain is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to britain’s inland waterways designed for both the committed boater and the person who wishes to know more.

Divided into eight sections, each covering one region of Britain, the main part of the book consists of a detailed gazetteer of…

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