Corn Watermills of the National Trust
in England (2019)
This 75 page hardcover book measures
210mm x 210mm.
It has 25 John Brandrick drawings and 120 colour
Due to radical technological changes
in the way flour was produced at the end of the 19th
century; traditional corn watermills could not
compete and very quickly fell into serious decline.
An enormous number were lost to decay or converted
into residential properties; others were put to
other uses. Very few working mills remain.
Luckily, the National Trust had the
foresight to protect and preserve 19 English
water-powered corn mills which are regularly open to
the public. Many are working and producing
The aim of this book is firstly to
overview the basics of flour production using water
power and millstones. It then goes on to describe
the history and main features of interest of each of
the 19 English corn watermills in the National Trust
collection. It is hoped that the reader will be
encouraged to visit some or all of the mills, when
they are open, and gain an insight into our past