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CP Davies Collection of Mills and Milling

Mills in the British Isles

 

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Ireland

Ireland: Ballycopeland, County Down
3 identical ill booklets "Ballycopeland Windmill, County Down" by P S Rhodes, includes plans & diagrams of iternal machinery
Accession number: SCNM 1 - F123888

Ireland
5 picture postcards (3 coloured, 1 in colour) of Tacumshane Windmill (Co Wexford), Millisle (Co Down), Longford Mill, Clonmel Mill, 1 cutting
Accession number: SCNM 1 - F123889

Isle of Man

Accession number: SCIM 1 - F123774:

1 coloured picture postcard of Groudle Glen watermill

1 letter from the Manx Museum on the "Norse" or horizontal watermills-

Accession number: SCIM 1 - F123775:

1 picture postcard of Castletown

3 letters from, the Manx Museum (a list of IoM windmills & watermills with mechanisms), the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings & P Davies (all dated 1963)

1 ill pamphlet for the Laxey water wheel, "Big Wheel (Lady Isabella)"

18 mixed ink & pencil notes entitled "Isle of Man notes & journal" including details of:

  • Castleto[w]n Mill,
  • Ballasalla Mill,
  • Silverdale,
  • Blenfaba,
  • Spur Pit,
  • Tromode,
  • Garwick, Kella Mill (Sulby),
  • Ballaglas [sic] Mill,
  • Ballain [sic], Corrany Mills
  • Glen Wyllin Mill

Scotland

Accession number: SCNM 1 - F123890:

3 letters from F G Harvey & A J Tait (dated 1960 & 1963)

4 pencil notes

1 ill leaflet "Click Mill, Dounby, Orkney" by S Cruden with diagrams

1 ill advertising leaflet for "The Historic Architecture of Scotland" by J G Dunbar with an ill of Royal George Mill (Bannockburn) & Cotton Mill (Spinningdale)

1 invoice from "Alex Cowan & Sons Ltd, Paper Makers" dated 1931

1 coin (with pencil note) inscribed "46 watermills for bleaching, printing, cotton works, corn & c within 4 miles of Perth, Wright Des" with ill of watermill, reverse inscribed "Perth half penny 1797, St Johns Church, pro rega lrgh et grege [sic]

12 picture postcards (6 coloured) of:

  • Stevenston mill dam,
  • Allan Mill, Craigmill Den, Dochart Killin (Perthshire)
  • Annan Mill (Dumfriesshire),
  • Inverallan Mill (Bridge of Allan),
  • Crieff Mill,
  • Culpy Mill,
  • Catrine Mills (Ayrshire),
  • Tongueland [sic] (Kirkcudbrightshire)
  • Glen Mills (Dumfries)

10 cuttings (3 with ills) including

  • Preston Mill (East Lothian),
  • Chesterhill Mill (Midlothian),
  • Little Salkeld Mill

Accession number: SCNM 1 - F123891:

2 picture postcards (1 in colour) of Dean Village (Edinburgh),Preston Mill (East Linton)

1 letter from A J Thomson (dated 1964)

1 cutting

4 ink & 8 pencil notes on Woodside Mill (Aberdeen), Preston Mills (East Linton) & Colinton

Accession number: SCNM 1 - F123892:

1 ill cutting of Upper Mills interior (Perth)

1 ill leaflet "James Pringle Ltd, Holm Woolen Mills, Inverness"

1 colour ill leaflet "The Old Mill, Tamnavulin, Glenlivet"

Wales

Anglesey
Accession number: SCWM 1 - F123880

1 ill cutting

4 photos of

  • Machreth Mill (Llanfachreth),
  • Rogo Mill ? (Holyhead)
  • Lower Windmill (Rhosneigr)

4 picture postcards (2 coloured) of

  • Cemas Bay Mill,
  • Holyhead Windmill
  • Felin Isaf (Bryndu Rhosneigr)

20 photos of

  • Cellar Mill Waterwheel (Llautrisant),
  • Gaerwen,
  • Holyhead,
  • Llautrisant Mill,
  • Lynnnon Windmill (Llauddesant),
  • Gwalchmai, Cemaes Bay,
  • Amlwch Port Mill,
  • Church Bay (near Rhydwyn),
  • Parys Mountain,
  • Pentre Felin (Almwch),
  • Manau Mill (Bodedern)
  • Melin-y-Bont (Llantaelog)

Accession number: SCWM 1 - F123881

4 cuttings, 1 with ill of Llynnon Mill (Llanddeusant)

5 letters from F Gregory, J H Rowlands, Syd & E Gyynne Jones (dated 1967-1968), includes a list of Anglesey Mills

2 typed & 56 pencil notes, including

  • Abberfraw,
  • Amlwych, Gyffin (Conway),
  • Holyhead, Llanfaelog,
  • Llanfachraeth,
  • Llanfihangel Esgeifiog,
  • Gwalchmai,
  • Llandrygarn,
  • Bryngwran,
  • Bodedern,
  • Bodorgan,
  • Llanbadrig,
  • Rhydwin,
  • Llanddeusant,
  • LLechylched,
  • Menai Bridge,
  • Glasynfryn,
  • Llanfechell,
  • Llangefni,
  • Coedana,
  • Llandegfan (Beaumaris),
  • Pandy Mill (Bettws-y-Coed),
  • Beddgelert,
  • Clynnog,
  • Colwyn,
  • Dinorwic Slate Quarry (Llanberis),
  • Pentir, Pentre Felin (Criccieth),
  • Pont Rug, Trefriw,
  • City Dulas,
  • Llautrisant,
  • Cemaes Mill,
  • Melin-y- Bont (Bryn-du),
  • Brwngwary
  • Tregwalchmai

Pembrokeshire
Accession number: SCWM 2 - F123882

4 photos of Middle Mill (Solva) & Haythog Mill Stone Floor

1 picture postcard of Newcastle Emlyn

6 letters from R A Kennedy, G A Dickman, R D Morrison & R Worsley (all dated 1968)

15 pencil notes on

  • Haythog,
  • St Davids Lower (or Bishops') Mill,
  • Caerbwdy, Synod Mill,
  • Carew Mill
  • Blackpool Mill

Accession number: SCWM 2 - F123883

19 photos of Carew Mill including its exterior & internal machinery,

Blackpool Mill internal machinery & Haythog Mill internal machinery

1 cutting

1 ill booklet "The Carew French Tidal Mill" with ills of internal machinery

Wales - illustrations

Illustrations
Accession number: SCWM 3 - F123884

26 pencil notes on

  • Newtown,
  • Nantille,
  • Llandyssul,
  • Llanilar,
  • Llydaffyd,
  • Llanrhystyd,
  • Capel Bangor,
  • Llanddemol,
  • Carno,
  • Aberayson,
  • Talybout, Furnace,
  • Ffrld Mill (Machynlleth),
  • Capel Dewi (Rhosgoch),
  • Synod Mill,
  • Pontdolgoch,
  • Llangwyryton,
  • Bow Street,
  • Oakford (near Rhinbreu),
  • Caerwedros,
  • Barmouth
  • Dolgellau

Illustrations: Aberystwyth
Accession number: SCWM 3 - F123885

4 cuttings (1 photostat), 1 with ills of Synod Mill

5 letters from W Walpole, G Lewis & I Edwards (dated 1969 & 1975) 3 ink,

1 typed & 2 pencil notes on Rhosgoch (Capel Dewi) & Ffridd Mill (Pennal) including a list of water mills on the River Ceirog

1 ill booklet "Wool Country"

Wales, Illustrations
Accession number: SCWM 3 - F123886

1 letter from I C Peate (curator of Amgueddfa Werin Cymru), dated 1965

2 pencil notes on Pembroke & Trefriw

2 ill mats showing Trefriw Mill?

5 photos of

  • Furnace (Glandyfi),
  • Marford Mill,
  • Tan-y- Grision (Festiniog Railway),
  • Harlech Castle with water mill,
  • Tintern Iron Mill
  • Fulling Mill (Dolgelle)

27 picture postcards (12 coloured) of

  • Rhod-y-Perkins,
  • Monnow Mill (Monmouth),
  • Pandy Mill (Dolgelly),
  • Pandy Mill (Bettws-y-Coed),
  • Cwywyd Mill, Colwyn Mill,
  • Dingle Mill (Colwyn Bay),
  • Pandy Mill (Dolgelly),
  • Glen of the Arran (Dolgelly),
  • Bedgellert Mill,
  • Rossett Mill,
  • Pentre Voelas Mill,
  • Clynnog Waterwheel,
  • Gresford Mill,
  • Cenarth Falls Mill,
  • Carew Tide Mill,
  • Presteigne Mill,
  • Trefriw Mill

7 cuttings, 6 with ills of

  • Penmachno Mill,
  • Rossett Mill, Iron forge (near Dolgelly & Barmouth)
  • Pant-yr-Ynn Mill (Blaenau Ffestiniog)

Wales, Illustrations
Accession number: SCWM 3 - F123887

1 ill booklet "The Esgair Moel Woollen Mill" with ils of machinery

2 ill leaflets for "Bacheldre Watermill" (Churchstoke) with diagrams of machinery

1 outsized card mounting 2 photos of Snowdon (from Llyn Llydaw How) & Pandy Mill (Bettws-y-Coed)

 

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