Kenneth G Farries Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3132 KGFC
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      25 boxes and 14 albums

Scope and Content

Images and field notes covering specific mills in detail. Particular coverage of Surrey, Greater London and Essex.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kenneth G Farries grew up in the shadow of Upminster Windmill, NE London. He became a geography teacher based near Croydon, Surrey. He collaborated with Martin T Mason and the publisher Charles Skilton to produce a well-received book on the windmills of Surrey and Inner London in 1966. Soon afterwards he was persuaded to write the history of windmills in Essex, which extended to five volumes. He died before the final volume was published in 1988.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to all readers by appointment at The Mills Archive, Reading. See our website for location details and opening hours.

Where high resolution digital images of original documents have been made, readers may examine these at the Archive to avoid disturbing the originals.

Conditions Governing Use

Printed and high resolution copies of photographs can be made available, subject to a charge. Please see our website for details.

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

Donated by Penelope Farries in 2004. Some material donated by Guy Blythman in 2005 having been borrowed from Penelope.

Related Material

Farries material relating to Essex windmills is held by the Essex Record Office (Ref. No's A7678 and A7840).


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