The Water and Steam Mills of Huntingdonshire’s Great Ouse (PDF)


This is a PDF of a printed publication, which is available here

Mills Archive Research Publication no 12

An extended version of the paper read at the SPAB  Mills Section meeting September 2018 entitled “The Milling Heritage of one of England’s smallest counties”.

It charts the  rich and varied history, recording successes and failures as the milling industry responded  to massive changes  in both markets and technology in the period 1860-1960

A4 perfect bound 40pp.  maps; 56 illustrations, mainly in colour; gazetteer; glossary; and 3 other appendices (A model flour mill at St Neots; Among the Country Mills; The Tattersall “Midget” plant)

Sections include:

The Great Ouse; Two outstanding millers; The impact of Potto Brown; The Mills of Godmanchester; Houghton Mill – the Jewel in the Crown;  Lost mills of the Great Ouse





  • Author(s): Howes, Hugh
  • Publisher: The Mills Archive Trust
  • Publication year: 2020