E M Gardner Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3132 EMGC
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      19 boxes and albums of varying size

Scope and Content

Images and documents of English watermills. Includes many photographic prints and some handwritten notes (fairly illegible).

Administrative / Biographical History

E M Gardner (d. 1959) was the driving force behind the inclusion of watermills in the remit of the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. She served on the Committee of the Section and published several works on watermills. For a longer biography of E M Gardner, see the Profiles section of our website.


By county and by mill.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to all readers by appointment at The Mills Archive, Reading. We are open Monday to Friday from 10am-3pm.

Archivist's Note

Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012.

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

Part of a large amount of archival material in the possession of the Mills Section of the SPAB, which was transferred to The Mills Archive in February 2004.