Berkshire Windmills

Guy Blythman, 2007, A5, 29pp, ISBN97809557303

Little has apparently been written about the 49 windmills known to have existed in Berkshire. The earliest was first recorded in 1273 in Lambourn. Nothing remains of them today. The last to exist was the base of the Amen Corner Mill, Binfield, which survived until 1963. The main portion of this booklet consists of an alphabetical gazetteer, including the OS map reference for each mill, and a brief paragraph of information, some with illustration. Numbers in brackets refer to sources of information, and a centrefold sketch map locates them. For anyone with the good luck to have a Berkshire miller in their family or an interest in windmills in general, this is one for the bookshelf. Further information about mills is held at the Mills Archive Trust, Watlington House, Watlington Street, Reading, RG1 4RJ.

Jean Debney

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