List of Heritage Partners and Corporate Friends

We are grateful to a range of organisations for their donations.

Mills who support us are listed in the featured mills section of our Mills Database. The following organisations are also supporters:


Coquetdale Community Archaeology

A community-based archaeology group working in the Coquet Valley, CCA have worked on a number of sites, including a suspected medieval fulling mill. Visit their site on Facebook.

Hampshire Mills Group

Based in Hampshire, the HMG is made up of members interested in mills of all types – watermills, windmills, tide mills. Many are mill owners and all share a common enthusiasm for mills. Keep up to date with their events on their website.

North East Mills Group

The NEMG is concerned with the North East’s wind- and watermill heritage, covering the counties of Northumberland and County Durham along with the Tyne and Wear and Teesside areas. See their website.

North West Mills Group

The NWMG exists to promote interest in the wind and watermills of the North West of England, particularly in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. See their website.

Suffolk Mills Group

The Group exists to stimulate public awareness of mills, encourage and carry out mill restoration, coordinate research and publish material. See their website.

The Mills Research Group

The MRG is a voluntary society of enthusiasts conducting research into some aspect of traditional milling, whether it be by wind, water or muscle power. See their website.

Wessex Mills Group

The WMG is a centre for milling heritage in Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Their members meet regularly, often in one of their local mills, and welcome new members. See their website.

Hamerton Renewables Centre

Hamerton Zoo has over time installed several wind turbines to help with their electricity needs. The turbines, along with other renewable activities, make it the most environmentally friendly zoo in Europe. See their website.



eWaterpower specialises in providing electricity through waterpower throughout the UK and France. They offer a full range of services taking owners and developers through the complete process from initial enquiry to commissioning and beyond.

We were first put in touch with eWaterpower by one of our volunteers, Tom Hine, whom eWaterpower Director Brendan Barrow describes as his mentor.

eWaterpower was our first Corporate Friend and the team have supported us at our public events.

See their website.

Owlsworth IJP

Established in 1991, Owlsworth IJP has continued to provide a sympathetic exceptional construction service for period properties and historic structures, of which a number have been mills.

It was during a visit to access some of our technical mill drawings that the company agreed to become a Corporate Friend.

Recognised as one of the leading specialist contractors within the building conservation sector, we are proud to be associated with them.

See their website.

Sussex Mills Group

The SMG promotes the study and the restoration of mills and their associated artefacts within East and West Sussex.

Many of their members are actively involved in the restoration and maintenance of Sussex mills. The Group also organises occasional working parties to help restore and preserve mills in the area.  Details of these working parties can be found on their website.

The Mills Archive has enjoyed a long relationship with the Sussex Mills Group, which has sent members on tours to the Archive in the past.

See their website.

The International Molinological Society Educational Trust

The overarching Society fosters worldwide interest and understanding of wind, water and animal-driven mills.

The TIMS Educational Trust accepts donations to use to advance education in traditional mills and milling by means of financial support for publications, assistance with society membership and conference attendance for those in straitened circumstances, especially in Eastern Europe, provision of tools for millwrights where such items cannot easily be afforded, sponsorship of mill research.

Read more on the TIMS website.

Stenlake Publishing Ltd

Stenlake Publishing specialises in a number of subject areas. Their principal specialty is quality books of local interest highly illustrated with old photographs, usually accompanied by an informative text. They have published a variety of successful mill-related books, and also maintain a substantial list of industrial and transport-related titles – railways, canals, road transport, coastal shipping, mining, and aviation. These titles range across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.

In addition to buying some of their titles on our bookshop, you can visit their website directly for more information for the full range of titles.