[Sca-cooks] watermills

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Sun Feb 17 11:55:55 PST 2008

The few examples of horizontal mills I've encountered seem to have multiple 
wheels, shafts and millstones, so the output may not be as small as you 


> 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
> "snapshot".
> Daniel

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