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- DescriptionWatermills were once commonplace but, because of their domestic scale and their often picturesque waterside locations, many have w lost their waterwheels and machinery and the buildings have been converted to other uses. Water power has been used for over 2000 years, initially for grinding grain and pumping water, and later for driving processing machinery for a wide variety of industries, which had a far-reaching effect on the ecomic and social development of Britain from the middle of the eighteenth century. In this new book, watermill expert Martin Watts, author of the Shire book Water and Wind Power , explains the history and development of watermills as working buildings and the importance of the wider appreciation of the built environment and the use of natural sources of power.
- Author BiographyMartin Watts has been studying mills since the 1960s. After working in architecture and design he was curator of Worsbrough Mill Museum, South Yorkshire for three years, then spent seven years repairing a watermill in Devon and setting up a stoneground flour business. Since 1988 he has worked as a traditional millwright and consultant, his work covering many aspects of the repair, maintenance, conservation and interpretation of historic mills and their machinery.
- Author(s)Martin Watts
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/06/2006
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleShire Album S.
- Series Part/Volume Number457
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintShire Publications Ltd
- Content NoteCOLOUR AND B/W ILLS
- Weight159 g
- Width150 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine5 mm
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