Miller of Dee: the story of Chester mills and millers, their trades and wares: the weir, the water engine and the salmon

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    Authors & editors

    Wilding, Roy [Author]

    Publisher Gordon Emery
    Year of publication 1997

    English (main text)

    Medium Book

    Wind & watermills > England > Cheshire


    Scope & contentThis book provides a social and industrial history of the mills and millers of Chester and Handbridge, particularly the Dee Mills, and the range of wares they produced.

    Contents: Owners and occupiers; Soke rights; Threats; Old maps and pictures; Water power; Corn mills; Fulling mills; Bark mills (in the leather and tanning industries); Paper mills; Snuff mills (Tobacco); Flint mills (for the Pottery industry); Needle mills; Water supply; Hydro-electric power station; Salmon fishing. It also includes a 16th century horse-mill and the development of roller flour mills.

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    Accession no. 7768

    • Shelf location: C103.03-WIL
    • Donor: Don Paterson Collection