The Mills Archive has more than one million records in its care from more than
50 collections. All catalogued items may be consulted free of charge at Watlington House,
but you can freely search or browse the catalogue before you come.
You may find there is sufficient detail in our catalogue information and
scans to save you a trip!
Browsing allows you to explore our holdings by collection or by region. Browsing the
collection gives an insight into the main topics we have used to organise a collection.
The regional approach reveals all mills in the region selected for which we have one
or more images or documents. They are initially arranged by type (eg post mill
or undershot waterwheel).
You may also browse the names in the People Index. These can be examined by
trade (miller, millwright or other trade) and by contribution to the Archive's records
(as an author or as a creator, eg as photographer, note-taker, or artist).
We also provide a method for finding those mills on which we hold records
which are within a specific distance of another mill.
You need to register on this site to
search or browse the Archive catalogue. (We also have another site. Please
see further information about login procedures.)