Hampshire Mills Group has published three volumes of
the Mills and Millers of Hampshire.
concept for the books is to make available to you in a
convenient and easily accessed way some of the mass
of historical data held in our records, and to put
it into context with what is there now. Also to do
this in a way that is attractive to all readers,
whether you have an interest in the landscape and
industrial heritage of the county, are a mill expert
or are really focussed on tracing family history.
Archivist of the Hampshire Mills Group (HMG) Tony
Yoward, and his late wife Mary, researched and
collected information about the mills and the
millers for many years. Their work has been
supplemented by contributions from other members of
the HMG, and in earlier times the Southampton
University Industrial Archaeology Group.
These are a most
comprehensive compendium of information about the
mills, the millers and mill owners.
Sources include Insurance company policies, church
and civic records, local newspaper archives and
personal knowledge, and the reference to the source
There are articles on Hampshire
and its Mills, an introduction to the watermill, the
work of the Hampshire Mills Group and colourful maps
of the rivers of the county.
The Hon Ralph Montagu has kindly
written a foreword. His estate at Beaulieu has
a tide mill, which is included in Volume Two.
are available through this website
directly from the group, and in local book shops.