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Watermills and Windmills of Middlesex (Second Edition)


A great many people have helped in various ways with the research for this book, and I would like to record my thanks to them for their assistance. Since the first edition came out many of them will have retired, and some have sadly passed away. Where there has been any doubt I have attempted to establish to the best of my ability whether a person named below is still living, and offer my apologies for any unintentional distress I may have caused.

Mr D Austin (Barnet Museum)

Mr T F T Baker (County Editor, VCH)

Ms J Banham (Leighton House Museum)

Ms M Barber (Lambeth Palace Library)

Barnet Archives & Local Studies Centre

Mr D N Barriskill, Mr S Freeth and staff at the Guildhall Library

Mrs E M Bayliss (Fulham Library)

Clive Birch, my original publisher

Mrs J Bond

Mr R Bowden & staff at the Marylebone Library

Mr M Brant

Mr B Brennan

British Museum and Library

The late Mrs Valerie Brooking

Paul Brown, who kindly agreed to do many of the line drawings for the original edition

Bruce Castle Museum

Mrs Ella Bubb for translating documents in the Greater London

Record Office and Guildhall Library

The late Mr Stephen Buckland for permission to reproduce his line drawings and for general assistance

Mr W Burnett (Sunbury windmills)

Miss Andrea Cameron (Treaty Centre Library, Hounslow)

Dr T H Cashmore for information on windmills and watermills in the Twickenham area

Mrs M Chamberlain

Mr Peter Chaplin (Sunbury windmills)

Chelsea Library

Mrs D M Clarke for translating documents in the Public Record Office

Ms P Clarke (Pinner Local History Society)

Mrs C Cotton (Uxbridge Library)

Professor Alan Crocker

Mr Graham Dalling (Local History Officer, Enfield Public Libraries)

Mr N J Davis of the Greater London Sites and Monuments Record, Museum Of London

The late Mr Peter Dolman

Mr C Eve

Mr Keith Fairclough for a wealth of valuable information on Enfield watermills

Mr B Firth (Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society)

Dr Lynne Fox

Mr V George

Mr M Gibson (Central Library, Islington)

Mrs M Gooding of the Local History Library, Ealing

The Greater London Record Office and History Library (now the London Metropolitan Archives)

The late Mr Roy Gregory

Mr J Griffin (Forty Hall Museum) for permission to view illustrative material in the museum’s collection and to reproduce the watercolour painting of Edmonton mill

Mr Norman Haig

Mr P Hammill

Mrs Carolyn Hammond (Chiswick Library) for information regarding windmills and watermills at Brentford

Mrs J Harding (Ealing Museum, Art and History Society)

Mrs A Harper-Smith (Acton History Group)

Dr T Harper-Smith (London & Middlesex Archaeology Society)

Mr Julian Harrap and Ms Caroline Wilson of Julian Harrap Architects

Mr B A Harrison (Pinner Local History Society)

Ms V Hart (Central Library, Islington)

Mr Dennis Haselgrove (Fulham Local History Society)

The late Mr R Hawksley

Mr Kenneth Y Heselton

Historic England for permission to reproduce material on the windmills of Millwall

The late Mr H M Hoather

Mr M Holmes & staff at the Swiss Cottage Library, Camden

Ms D Howard

Mrs P Ivie

Mr G Javes (Barnet Museum)

Ms Bridget Keane (Grange Museum, Neasden)

Ms C Kelter

Ms S Kirby

Mr R Knight (Local Studies Centre, Swiss Cottage Library)

Mr R S Knight (Borough of Twickenham Local History Society)

Mr G Lagrue

Dr John Langdon for permission to use material from his research into mediaeval windmills and watermills

Mrs E Leeson

Mrs J Lewing (Gunnersbury Park Museum)

Mrs M H Lodge (Hounslow and District Local History Society)

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

Ms Jean Macdonald (London and Middlesex Archaeology Society)

The late Mr J Kenneth Major

Ms H Maltby (Central Library, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)

Mr D Mander and staff at the Hackney Archives Department, Rose Lipman Library, Hackney

Mr & Mrs B Marsden

Mr J Marshall (Treaty Centre Library, Hounslow)

Mr N Moon

Mr R Morgan (Wembley History Society)

Mr R Mortimer (Keeper Of Muniments, Westminster Abbey)

Reverend D J Nash

The Newcomen Society for permission to reproduce illustrations and text from Stephen Buckland’s article on 16th and 17th century London windmills in the 1989 edition of their Transactions

Mr M Newland-Smith of the River Lea Tidal Mills Trust

Mr P A Nicholas

Miss L Noble (Willesden Local History Society)

His Grace the Duke of Northumberland for permission to view documents relating to windmills which stood on the Syon House Estate

Mr C Nugent of the Wentworth Art Gallery, University Of Manchester, for arranging for a print to be made of the 1825 painting of Acton smock mill, and for permission to reproduce same

Mr L O’Flanagan

Mr David Pam

Mr Y Parfitt

Mr Ralph Parsons

Mr Kenneth Prater

Mr C Pratt

Dr G J Pritchard

Ms Jane Ramsay (Camden History Society)

Mr Bert Reynolds

Mrs J Roylance-Court

Mrs B Richardson

Mr Geoff Saul

Mr E L Scott

Mr Colin Shrimpton

Miss J T Smith of the Essex Record Office for permission to view material in the papers of the late Kenneth G Farries

Mr Roland W Smith

Ms Caroline Starren and staff at the Local History Library, Chelsea

Mr J Stevens (Enfield Archaeological Society)

Surrey County Record Office (now the Surrey History Centre)

Ms M Swarbrick & staff at the Victoria Library

Miss M Swatton (West Drayton & District Local History Society)

Thames Water for permission to inspect the remains of the windpump at New River Head, Clerkenwell

Dr K Thompson

Mr R Thomson (Civic Centre Library, Harrow)

Mrs Nan Trimble

Twickenham Public Library

Mr K J Walker

Mr Humphrey Ward

Ms Joan M Warren

Mrs E Watling (Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote Local History Society)

Mr B T White (Hayes & Harlington Local History Society)

Mr F Willison

Mrs G Wood