Books and Guidebooks on all aspects of water power and watermills

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MRG Proceedings, Conference 1

Out of print and very rare
A5 booklet Proceedings of the first annual conference of the Mills Research Group, a UK-based group. Each booklet contains research papers on various mill-related themes. This issue is particularly notable as te first in a series that has endured for more than 25 years

History of Corn Milling Vol 2 Watermills and Windmills

Hardback, 343pp,very good condition. American facsimile on superior paper and slightly larger format then the original.

This classic work covers the evolution of both watermills and windmills: exploring origins and design from the early Greeks and Romans though Norse mills, Domesday and medieval times to modern structures evident in Victorian…

The Brown Family

A4 Perfect Bound, 48pp plus card covers. This fascinating story details research on the Brown family and the traditional corn mills, steam mills and roller flour mills that they owned and operated in Hertfordshire, Surrey and London from 1810 to 1954.

This history of the Brown family began with Frederick…

Mills of Man

First Edition with good dust jacket, book condition very good, 224pp.
Describes the rise and fall of wind and water mills with some 35 wonderful photographs (b/w) of old watermills and windmills.

Wheat flour milling from millstones to rollers

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Wheat flour milling underwent a radical change during the 25 year period from 1875 to 1900. The drive for the change came from continental Europe and the United States, where new flour mills had been built containing sophisticated machinery developed in an…


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…

Glück zu!  Mühlen in Schleswig-Holstein

A5 Book 96pp, many b/w illustrations, issued to mark 20th anniversary of the association to preserve wind and water mills in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg.
It has six chapters, written by five different authors. The first covers the history, working and technology of mills in Schleswig-Holstein, explaining in particular the differences…

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