Welsh studies including references to Milling topics
Buallt, Ieuan. Nodiadau ar Law-felinau. Y Geninen (1910). ‘Notes on hand-mills’ (in Welsh).
Anon. Melinau Gwynt Rhadlon. Lleuad yr Oes, Cyf 1. (1827): 46-7. Wind as a cheap power source.
Chappell, Edgar L. Historic Melingriffith. Cardiff: Merton Priory Press (1940); 2nd ed., intro. by Philip Riden, 1995. An account of Pentyrch Iron Works and Melingriffith Tinplate Works. Ch.2 includes 3pp on records of early corn mills in the area spanning C12 – C18.
Corcoran, Bryan. Millstones. Melin 27 (2011): 45-64. Reproduction of a paper read before The National Association of British and Irish Millers on 22 November 1880: A technical account of the setting and operation of millstones.
Courtney, P. The Windmills of Gwent, Monmouthshire Antiquary Vol 4, Parts 2 & 3, (1981-82): 50-51.
Coward, Dr Adam N. Welsh Wool, Slavery and the Built Environment. WMS Newsletter 145 (Oct 2021): 21-14.
Evans, H. Twr-y-Felin History and Guide to St Davids. 2nd Ed (1923): 16-18. Description of St Davids windmills.
Gwyn, David. The machine of perpetual motion in north-west Wales. Melin 30 (2014): 31-36. 18th and 19th century attempts at devising methods of using water power to recirculate the same water back to a source, thus creating some sort of continuous ‘loop’ or ‘perpetual motion’.
Freeman, Michael. Early tourists in Wales: 18th and 19th Century tourists’ comments about Wales. Melin 30 (2014): 67-98. Detailed study of more than 1,200 accounts of tours of Wales, focusing on the section dealing with mills.
Hughes, E. Wyn. Trem yn ôl. Llanerch-y-medd (1987): 92 pp. Personal recollections and overview of the industries and crafts, mostly rural, operating in Anglesey with frequent references and descriptions of water- and wind-powered mills.
Hughes, Stephen. Aspects of the Use of Water Power during the Industrial Revolution. Melin 4 (1988): 23-37. A study of water power features in densely developed industrial areas in South Wales.
Hughes, Stephen. The Archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal. Aberystwyth (1981, 1983): 168 pp. A detailed examination of the canal and the buildings, trades, industries and mills encountered along its route.
Jarrett, Michael G. Whitton: An Iron Age and Roman Farmstead in South Glamorgan. Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, University of Wales Press, Cardiff (1981): 219-225. Report includes descriptions of quern- and mill-stones found during the excavations.
Jones, K. R. A Family of Farmers and Millers. The Pembrokeshire Historian No. 7 (1981): 61. Short item on Thomas Palmer (b. 1836) from St Columb’s, Cornwall, described as ‘Miller’ in 1871 Census, living in the Parish of St Mary’s, Pembroke, and who worked the mills at Pembroke, Carew and Blackpool.
Jones, Robert F. Power in the middle reaches of the Vale of Teifi: a local history of water power. Melin 17 (2001): 30-74. A study of the history and development of water power including descriptions of early hydro-electric power stations in the Vale of Teifi.
Jenkins, J Geraint. Slave Wales; The Welsh and Atlantic Slavery 1660-1850. Cardiff: UWP (2010). 158pp. ISBN 9780708323038.[*] pp 46-54 covers the role of Welsh weavers, mainly in the Mid-Wales uplands, in producing cloth for use as barter goods in African slave markets, and for clothing slaves in the New World. Reviewed on www.gwales.com .
Milner, J. Rails to Glyn Ceiriog. (2011): 36. In the section dealing with the background to the Glyn Valley Tramway are included two photographs; one showing Chirk corn mill and the second showing the Chirk Mill horse-drawn covered wagon outside ‘The Hand’ at Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog.
Parkinson, A. J. Listing – what it means and how it affects my mill. Melin 7 (1991): 27-37. Explanation of the term ‘listing’ and the obligations and benefits for the owners of ‘listed’ mills; also includes a list of known listed mills [current in 1991].
Ramage, Helen. Portraits of an Island: Eighteenth Century Anglesey. Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club (1987): 296-97. List of documents relating to the construction of Llynon windmill, Anglesey, 1775-6. The mill was built by Herbert Jones of Llynon and the documents were retained by his solicitor. [UCNW Porth yr Aur Papers, MS 23188]
Rees, William. South Wales and the March. 1284-1415. Oxford University Press (1924). Items relating to mills and milling included in general glossary.
Roberts, Richard, and others. Report 1487 – Kenfig: Geophysical Survey and Archaeological Excavation. Archaeology Wales Ltd. (2004) Includes the uncovering of the remains of a post-medieval windmill tower.
Tibbott, S. Minwel. Bara Ceirch – y Bwyd a’r Crefft. Melin 4 (1988): 38-57. Detailed historical account of the milling of oatmeal for human consumption in Wales, its importance and the preparation of oatcakes.
Tibbott, S. Minwel. Oatmeal and oatcakes. Melin 30 (2014): 37-65. Translation, by Sian Lewis, of an article which first appeared, in Welsh, in Melin 4.
Watts, G. Carey. Windmill Wonders. The Practical Baker, (July 1924): 82-4. References to Swansea and St Davids windmills.