Wind, Water and Steam: The Story of Hertfordshire's Mills

Wind, Water and Steam: The Story of Hertfordshire's Mills

by Hugh Howes


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909291737
Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hugh Howes is the author of The Windmills and Watermills of Bedfordshire. A Chartered Town Planner, his career has extended from local government to the Environment Agency and he has specialized in strategic planning for water.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vi

Acknowledgements xi

Abbreviations xiv

Notes for readers xiv

Preface xv

1 Hertfordshire's milling heritage 1

2 Conflicts in the catchments 30

3 Milling in Hertfordshire today 45

4 The eight accessible mills 59

5 Corn milling 81

6 Hertfordshire's windmills 123

7 Paper mills 153

8 Silk mills 169

9 At the margins of milling 179

10 Reflections on the restoration and preservation of Hertfordshire's mills 189


1 'The country mill in wartime', extract from The Miller, 1 April 1918, by 'Excelsior' 207

2 London: Docks and Mark Lane 210

3 The archaeology of Hyde Mill, Ickleford 215

4 'Mr B. Coles new mill at Luton, Bedfordshire', extract from The Miller, 1 May 1893 218

5 'Mr Toovevs New Roller Flour Mill At King's Langley, Herts', extract from The Miller, 4 September 1893 220

6 'Mr J.G. Knowles and Sons', extract from The Miller, 3 April 1911 223

7 'Successful country mills', extract from The Miller, 4 August 1902 225

8 A model country mill', extract from The Miller, 7 May 1906 228

Glossary 229

Gazetteer 233

Bibliography 245

Index 249

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