Photographs and negatives, some mounted on glass, depicting windmills and watermills. These are mainly in East Anglia. Interior and exterior views are shown.
Hallam Ashley Mill Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Hallam Ashley (1900-1987) was a photographer. Much of his work involved photographing buildings for the National Monuments Record. He was also keenly interested in Mills, something which resulted from his friendship with mill expert Rex Wailes, and worked closely with the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. For a longer biography of Hallam Ashley, see the Profiles section of our website.
Conditions Governing Access
Available to all readers by appointment at The Mills Archive, Reading. We are open Monday to Friday from 10am-3pm.
Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, April 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.
After Hallam Ashley's death, the majority of his photographs were given to the National Monuments Record (now the English Heritage Archive). His daughters retained only a small amount of material, of which the mill photographs were donated to the SPAB Mills Section by his daughter Kay Davidson in 1998.
In February 2004 the archival material in the possession of the Mills Section was transferred to The Mills Archive. Kay Davidson was contacted at the time and assigned the copyright to The Mills Archive.