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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Unpublished works     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 StreetReading 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 SquareLondon 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, BostonLincolnshire, 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, WittershamKent  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 WindmillSussex, 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, DonKent 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 EastbourneSussex (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 TowersYorkshire'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