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Bibliography - Welsh Mill Surveys by Old County, and Patagonia

The following gazetteer lists mainly those books or articles that mention several mills in a particular area. Please send additions or amendments to Peter Barton, The Coppice, Guilsfield, Welshpool, Powys SY21 9PZ; tel 01938590456.

New or revised entries are denoted by [*]

Anglesey

Crompton, John Anglesey watermills, then and now: Part 1. Melin 22 (2006): 26-52. 
A gazetteer of mills based on fieldwork during the 1970s, preparatory to a detailed re-survey to record change in the subsequent 35 years.

Davidson, Andrew. An Anglesey Fulling Mill of the 18th and 19th Century. Melin 3 (1987): 3.

Davidson, Andrew. Tidal Mills on Anglesey. Melin 16 (2000): 28.

Guise, Barry, and George Lees. Windmills of Anglesey. Builth Wells: Attic Books, 1992, 2010. 

Roberts, R. O. The mills of Anglesey - 1958. Trans. Anglesey Antiquarian Soc. 1958: 1-15. [*]
The Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club was founded in 1911

Breconshire

Bowen, Elwyn. Cornmilling in Breconshire. The History of Some Traditional Industries in Breconshire. PhD Thesis, University of Wales (Swansea), NLW Thesis 1986/833. Chapter 3.

Bowen, Elwyn. The Water Mills of Breconshire. Melin 3 (1987): 21.

Coates, S.D. and D.G.Tucker. Water-mills of the Middle Wye Valley. Monmouth District Museum Service, 1983.

Caernarfonshire

Wiliam, Eurwyn. The Corn Mills of Lleyn in the Fourteenth Century. Melin 2 (1986): 27.

Cardiganshire

Bird, Roger. Ysgubor-y-coed and its Lost Mills. Ceredigion 15.1: 21-51.

Macve, Jennifer. Mills of the Upper Ystwyth Valley. Melin 14 (1998): 51.

Nash, Gerallt D. The windmills of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. Melin 22 (2006): 3-25. 
An account of the 13 windmills identified in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire, where water-powered mills were far more common.

Parkinson, A.J. Vitruvian Mills in Cardiganshire. Melin 3 (1987): 11.

Parkinson, A.J. Mills in Cardiganshire, Part 1. Melin 6 (1990): 43.

Parkinson, A.J. Mills in Cardiganshire, Part 2. Melin 7 (1991): 39.

Williams-Davies, John. Cardiganshire Mills: Additional Notes on Mills of the River Cwerchyr. Melin 9 (1993): 30.

Carmarthenshire

Jones, A. B. and B. L. Davies. The Woollen Industry. in A History of Carmarthenshire. Ed. Sir John E. Lloyd. 2 vols. Cardiff, London Carmarthenshire Society (1935, 1939). 
Overview of the woollen industry in Carmarthenshire

Nash, Gerallt D. The windmills of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. Melin 22 (2006): 3-25. 
An account of the 13 windmills identified in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire, where water-powered mills were far more common.

Denbighshire

Cleveley, Vic. Mills on the River Alyn. Melin 16 (2000): 16.

Cooper, G . Two mills that face each other. Country Quest October 1974: 26-28. 
Marford and Rossett mills

Davies, D.Ll. Watermills of Dyffryn Ceiriog. in Watermill, Life Story of a Welsh Cornmill. Llangollen: Ceiriog Press, 1997.

Davies, Gladys. Mills on the Morda. Country Quest   January 1988. 

Morris, Islwyn. Mills of the Elwy and Clwyd Rivers.
An archive at the Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans, Cardiff. (details on cards, plus A4 size photocopy OS maps, plus slides) [c. 1975-1982].

Flintshire

Cleveley, Vic. Mills on the River Alyn. Melin 16 (2000): 16.

Glamorgan

Toponomic note: Gower in an historic context is the Lordship of Gower, of which the Gower Peninsula forms a lesser part.
 

Edwards, Christopher. Water Mills of the Rhondda. Melin 17 (2001): 3.

Hughes, Stephen. Landore: A study of the use of water power during the Industrial Revolution. Melin 3 (1987): 43.

Jones, Glyndwr G. The Corn Mills of Caerphilly and Surrounding District, Part 1. Melin 10 (1994): 43.

Jones, Glyndwr G. The Corn Mills of Caerphilly and Surrounding District, Part 2. Melin 12 (1996): 36.

Jones, Glyndwr G. The Corn Mills of Caerphilly and Surrounding District, Part 3. Melin 13 (1997): 21.

Kissock, Jonathan. The Ecclesiastical and Demesne Mills of Gower - A Fourteenth Century Perspective. Melin 18 (2002): 2.

Leighton, David The demesne watermills of Gower in the fourteenth century: a reappraisal. Melin 21 (2005): 9-36. 
An historical study of mills operated, directly or indirectly, by the lords of Gower in the fourteenth century.

Richard, Ioan M. The Mills of Mawr Community. Melin 4 (1986): 2.

Roberts, Jane F. The Tall Tower Mills of Glamorgan. Melin 1 (1985): 1.

Roberts, Jane F. The Windmills of Glamorgan. Melin 2 (1986): 8.

Taylor, Bryan S. The Watermills of the Gower Peninsula. Melin 7 (1991): 2.

Taylor, Bryan S. The watermills of Gower : Part One . An historical perspective .
Gower (Journal of the Gower Society) 42 (1991): 6-23. [*]
Part one of two: Watermills of the peninsula of West Gower

Taylor, Bryan S. The Watermills of the Lordship of Gower. Melin 13 (1997): 2.

Taylor, Bryan S. The watermills of the Lordship of Gower : Part Two . Gower 50 (1999): 20-37. [*]
Part two: Water power in the Northern part of the Lordship

Taylor, Bryan S. Mills of the Bwrlais Brook, Gower. Melin 15 (1999): 70.

Taylor, Bryan Mills in the Gwrhyd. Melin 21 (2005): 37-52. 
An account of research into mill sites in the north-east corner of the Lordship of Gower.

Taylor, Bryan. Waterpower in the Northern Lordship of Gower .
The Swansea History Journal - Minerva  14 (2006): 37-40. [*]
Royal Institution of South Wales

Taylor, Bryan. Watermills of the Lordship of Gower .
Swansea: Brydor Publishing, 2009. 214pp. ISBN 9780955902406 [*]

Merionethshire

ab Owain, Steffan. The old mills of the parish of Ffestiniog, Part 1. Melin 20 (2004): 13-28.

ab Owain, Steffan. The old mills of the parish of Ffestiniog, Part 2. Melin 21 (2005): 85-98.

Parkinson, A.J. Fulling Mills in Merioneth. Journal of the Merioneth Historical and Record Society 9.4 (1984): 420-456. 

Montgomeryshire

Barton, P.G. A History and Conspectus of Montgomeryshire Water Corn Mills. Montgomeryshire Collections 87 (1999): 1.

Barton, P.G. Medieval Windmills in Montgomeryshire and the Marches. Montgomeryshire Collections 85 (1997): 51.

Barton, P.G. The Timber and Sawmilling Trade in Montgomeryshire. Montgomeryshire Collections 91 (2003): 29-52.

Jones, D.H. Watermills in Montgomeryshire. London: Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, 1968. 
A brief overview with recommendations for listing 6 mills .

Monmouthshire

Coates, S.D. and D.G.Tucker. Water-mills of the Monnow and Trothy. Monmouth District Museum Service, 1978.

Coates, S.D. and D.G.Tucker. Water-mills of the Middle Wye Valley. Monmouth District Museum Service, 1983.

Roberts, Jane F. The Windmills of Gwent. Melin 4 (1986): 2.

Shorter,Alferd H. R. Paper-mills in Monmouthshire. Archaeologia Cambrensis 102 (1953): 83-88. [*]

Pembrokeshire

Bennett, Mike. County windmills turn full circle. Pembrokeshire Life August 2009: 8-11. 
Brief overview of the county's windmills.

Bennett, Mike. Milling around. Pembrokeshire Life March 2010: 6-9. 
Overview of Pembrokeshire mills.

Bennett, Mike. Staple Industry. Pembrokeshire Life September 2011: 15-18.
The Pembrokeshire Woollen Industry.

Bennett, Mike. The wheels of industry. Pembrokeshire Life January 2012: 24-7.
Industrial waterwheels in Pembrokeshire.

Harries, Stephen. The Waterwheels of St Nicholas (Pembrokeshire). Melin 2 (1986): 2.

Nash, Gerallt D. The Windmills of Pembrokeshire. Melin 2 (1986): 32.

Owen, Alan. The flax of life. Pembrokeshire Life Sept 2010: 28-30. 
Flax production and flax mill in Pembrokeshire during World War 2.

Radnorshire

Ridyard, G.W. Supplementary Notes on the Watermills of Radnorshire, Part 1. Melin 9 (1993): 30.

Ridyard, G.W. Supplementary Notes on the Watermills of Radnorshire, Part 2. Melin 10 (1994): 2.

Ridyard, G.W. Supplementary Notes on the Watermills of Radnorshire, Part 3. Melin 11 (1995): 27.

Ridyard, G.W. Supplementary Notes on the Watermills of Radnorshire, Part 4. Melin 13 (1997): 55.

Ridyard, G.W. Supplementary Notes on the Watermills of Radnorshire, Part 5. Melin 14 (1998): 15.

Ridyard, G.W. Supplementary Notes on the Watermills of Radnorshire, Part 6. Melin 15 (1999): 31.

Ridyard, G.W. Supplementary Notes on the Watermills of Radnorshire, Part 7. Melin 19 (2003): 53-73.

Ridyard, G.W. Supplementary Notes on the Watermills of Radnorshire, Part 8. Melin 21 (2005): 53-60.

Tucker, Gordon. Mills of the Lugg Valley in Radnorshire. Melin 1 (1985).

Tucker, Gordon. Some Watermills of South-West Shropshire. Wind and Water Mills 7 (1986). (pub: Midland Wind and Water Mills Group)
Includes 4 mills and 3 possible mills on the R. Teme in Radnorshire.

Tucker, Gordon. Mills on the Upper Arrow Valley in and near Kington, Herefordshire. Wind and Water Mills 7 (1986): 24.
Includes 3 mills and 2 possible mills on the R. Arrow in Radnorshire.

Tucker, Gordon. The Water Mills of Radnorshire. Melin 5, (1989).

Patagonia (Argentina)

Williams, Fernando. Melinauír Wladfa: the Mills of the Welsh Colony in Patagonia, South Argentina. Melin 9 (1993): 3.

Nash, Gerallt D. Mills in Patagonia – addenda 1. Melin 10 (1994): 40.

Williams, Fernando. Mills in Patagonia – addenda 2. Melin 12 (1996): 54.

Williams, Fernando. Mills in the Chubut Valley, Patagonia. Melin 14 (1998): 2.

 


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