[Sca-cooks] watermills

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Sun Feb 17 07:42:04 PST 2008

Hmmm... I think I have a copy of that book somewhere. What I'm interested in 
is the percentage of each type and if they were regionally concentrated by 
type.  I would expect that undershot wheels would be located on major rivers 
and have higher capacities per mill while the over shot wheels would be more 
varied in size and capacity.  I would expect the horizontal mills be to 
generally the smallest in capacity.  All this is just conjecture in search 
of confirmatory data which the Domesday Book would address as a historical 


> Daniel commented:
> <<< I would be interested in knowing what type of water mills;
> undershot or
> overshot. >>>
> I believe that both were in use by this time. However, for more
> precise info I'd check:
> Gies, Frances & Joseph, Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel;
> Harper Collins, New York, 1994.  ISBN 0-06-016590-1

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