Peter Dolman Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3132 DOLM
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      75 large boxes

Scope and Content

Collection of windmill and watermill photographs, drawings, research notes, correspondence and other documents relating to UK mills, with particular emphasis on the regions of Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Lincolnshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Peter Dolman (1955-2002) was a mill enthusiast, mill owner and author with an encyclopaedic knowledge of windmills in East Anglia, the home counties and Lincolnshire. He had a particular knowledge of Suffolk mills of all types. He led the restoration of Thelnetham tower mill, Thorington Street watermill and Stanton post mill. For a longer biography of Peter Dolman, see the Profiles section of our website.


By region and theme. Large drawings stored separately from remainder.

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

Donated to the Mills Archive on Peter's death in 2002 by his wife Melanie Dolman.