Wikipedia:WikiProject Mills

Welcome to WikiProject Mills. Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Mills and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to do list below.


  • To improve the coverage on Wikipedia of Windmills, Watermills, animal powered engines, cotton mills, millwrights and other related subjects.


  • The WikiProject will cover windmills (including modern wind turbines), watermills, and animal-powered machines. Traditional millwrights and millers also fall within the scope of the project. It also covers steam, internal combustion engine, and electrically-powered mills such as cotton mills as decided by consensus of the projects' members. Other articles may also fall under the scope of the WikiProject
  • These areas specifically fall outside the WikiProject - modern factory millwrights, steel mills, modern large paper mills, hydroelectric power stations.


Importance ratings
  • Top - Windmill, Watermill,
  • High - Lists of windmills by country, some windmill, watermill and cotton mill articles, a very few millwrights and millers, horse mill, animal engine, Cotton mill, Wind turbine
  • Mid - Lists of windmills by county (or equivalent sub-division), Lists of textile mills by county (or equivalent sub-division), the majority of windmill and watermill and cotton mill articles, some millwrights and millers
  • Low - The majority of millwrights and millers, other related articles, images
Article structure

Windmill articles to have the following structure:-

  • History
  • Description
  • Millers (if applicable)
  • Public access (if applicable)
  • Culture & media (if applicable)
  • References
  • External links

Textile mills (and other mills) provisionally should have the following structure:-

  • Infobox
  • Lead
  • Location
  • History
  • Construction (Architecture)
  • Power
  • Equipment
  • Later extensions
  • Usage
  • Owners (if applicable)
  • Tenants (if applicable)
  • Public access (if applicable)
  • Notable events/culture & media (if applicable)
  • See also
  • References/Notes
  • Bibliography
  • External links

Open tasksEdit

  To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Mills: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2009-06-24

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
Top priority
  1. Tag all mill related articles with at least one of the four parent wikiprojects as appropriate.
  2. Grade all articles for class and importance.
  3. Ensure all windmill articles have an infobox.
  4. Agree infobox for textile mill buildings.
  5. Ensure all textile mill articles have an infobox.
In the shorter term
  1. Complete the various lists of windmills for each county in England.   Done except for Westmorland (no known windmills).
  2. Create the various lists of textile mills for each borough in Greater Manchester.  Done These lists need to be populated, and checked.
  3. Create the various lists of textile mills for each county in England.
  4. Create list of windmills in Wales (separate list for Anglesey).  Done
  5. Create list of windmills in Ireland (covering all 32 counties).  Done
  6. Add all dyks to list on this page   Done as far as all tagged articles added to list.
  7. create userbox  Done

Medium term
  1. Create articles on all surviving windmills in UK.
  2. Create lists of windmills for USA, Denmark, Sweden, Poland.
  3. Create lists of textile mills for USA, Belgium, Germany, France.
  4. Expand List of windmills further
  5. Expand UK river articles to cover mills, add diagrams to such articles.
  6. Expand UK canal articles to cover mills, add diagrams to such articles.
Long term
  1. Create lists of windmills for Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada.
  2. Create lists of mills for US New England states with mill towns (especially early Mass. mills)
  3. Create lists of power canals associated with mills per state
  4. Expand all non-uk lists to include lost mills.
  5. Create articles for all surviving windmills worldwide.
  6. Expand coverage of individual millwrights and millwrighting firms, starting with those currently practicing, then historic millwrights.
  7. Expand non-UK river articles to cover mills, add diagrams to such articles


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

To add a userbox to your user page use {{User WP Mills}}.

  1. Mjroots (talk · contribs) (windmills, watermills, animal engines.) 11:53, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. Ning-ning (talk · contribs) (windmills) 14:53, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. ClemRutter (talk · contribs) (cotton mills) 20:34, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. Doncram (talk · contribs) I am interested in ones that are listed on historic registers, anywhere 23:52, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
  5. Smallbones (talk · contribs) (Most interested in Watermills, their history and how they affect the surrounding area, as well as the stream itself)17:09, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
  6. Yousaf465 (talk · contribs)yousaf465'
  7. EdJogg (talk · contribs) (steam engines !! and industrial archaeology in general :o) ) 15:17, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
  8. Peterkingiron (talk · contribs) Interested in British mills, especially non-corn mills, and particularly those for metal working.
  9. Gun Powder Ma (talk · contribs), interested in ancient and medieval milling, watermills and windmills alike Gun Powder Ma (talk) 10:34, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
  10. JeffreyTBest (talk · contribs) (Mills, milling and industrial archaeology in general and High Salvington Windmill and Glynde Wind Pump in particular.) 21:20, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
  11. Quistnix (talk · contribs) (talk) - Interested in wind and water mills, active in the nl.Wikipedia mills project 16:08, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
  12. KVDP (talk · contribs) Interested in all-round topics, particularly those with interest to contemporary use in irrigation, providing of mechanical power (for a multitude of tasks) and energy generation. Also interested in link to sustainable development
  13. Leszek Jańczuk (talk · contribs) - Dutch and Polish windmills. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 22:20, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
  14. Janeyjo (talk · contribs) 20:39, 12 February 2010 (UTC)) Where are all the textile Mills now? What's all this about Japan?
  15. mvdleeuw (talk · contribs) I'll keep an eye on the Dutch windmills. Mvdleeuw (talk) 14:47, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
  16. France3470 (talk · contribs) - Hoping to contribute some articles on London mills and UK grain mills France3470 (talk) 18:38, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
  17. Reboelje (talk · contribs) Interested in windmills worldwide, but volunteer miller in the Netherlands Reboelje (talk) 18:09, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
  18. Jane023 (talk · contribs) Interested in the history of Dutch windmills, but also watermills and old New England mill towns. Jane (talk) 08:22, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
  19. RevelationDirect (talk · contribs) Focused mostly on industrial history/company history. More experienced with categorization than with editing articles. RevelationDirect (talk) 11:29, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  20. LaurentianShield (talk · contribs) I wrote the article on the Eclipse windmill based on some history research interests, which is how I found out about this project. As it turns out I am an engineer, and have worked in two paper mills, a sawmill, a wire mill and an extrusion mill, so I might have something to contribute to the project over time. LaurentianShield (talk) 21:03, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  21. DThomsen8 (talk) 20:03, 1 August 2015 (UTC) I keep the assessments up to date.
  22. Leeds United FC fan (talk · contribs) (Windmills in the Netherlands) 21:34, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
  23. Malcolm Boura (talk) 18:45, 5 March 2017 (UTC) Currently working on water wheel. Work in progress is at Draft:water wheel some of which has been transferred back to the article.


These members are Admins.

  1. Mjroots (talk · contribs)


Most articles of the project are indexed in:

and other list articles.

They are also categorized in:

and other categories.

Featured contentEdit


Currently there are no featured article candidates within this WikiProject.

Good ArticlesEdit


"Did you know?" articles

The following WikiProject Mills articles were featured on Wikipedia's main page in the "Did you know?" section.

  1. Pitstone Windmill, 22 June 2004
  2. Stamp mill, 15 April 2006
  3. Oliver Evans, 26 August 2006
  4. Orange Mill Historic District 10 June 2007
  5. River Bourne, Kent, 23 November 2007
  6. River Darent, 20 December 2007
  7. Éolienne Bollée, 26 January 2008
  8. Chillenden Windmill, 21 April 2008
  9. Davison's Mill, Stelling Minnis, 25 April 2008
  10. Sarre Windmill, 25 April 2008
  11. Lower Mill, Woodchurch, 26 April 2008
  12. Great Mill, Sheerness, 27 April 2008
  13. Ringle Crouch Green Mill, Sandhurst 29 April 2008
  14. Weald and Downland Open Air Museum 6 May 2008
  15. Windmills in the Isle of Man, 7 May 2008
  16. Windmills in the Channel Islands, 8 May 2008
  17. New Mill, Cross in Hand, 12 May 2008
  18. Windmill Hill Mill, Herstmonceux, 13 May 2008
  19. Outwood Windmill, 20 May 2008
  20. Reigate Heath Windmill, 22 May 2008
  21. Ashby's Mill, Brixton, 23 May 2008
  22. Buckland Windmill, 24 May 2008
  23. Shiremark Mill, Capel, 27 May 2008
  24. Aythorpe Roding Windmill, 31 May 2008
  25. Mountnessing Windmill, 6 June 2008
  26. South Ockendon Windmill, 25 June 2008
  27. Terling Windmill, 21 July 2008
  28. Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill, 19 August 2008
  29. Messing Maypole Mill, 22 August 2008
  30. White Roding Windmill, 26 August 2008
  31. Drinkstone windmills, 7 October 2008
  32. Friston Windmill, 15 October 2008
  33. Gants Mill 8 November 2008
  34. Moses Montefiore Windmill, 16 November 2008
  35. George Washington's Gristmill, 16 December 2008
  36. Ifield Water Mill 9 February 2009
  37. Sloat's Dam and Mill Pond 25 March 2009
  38. Murrays' Mills 29 March 2009
  39. TIV Resolution, 1 April 2009
  40. Price's Mill, 11 May 2009
  41. Upthorpe Mill, Stanton, 17 May 2009
  42. Thelnetham Windmill, 23 May 2009
  43. Buxhall Windmill 29 May 2009
  44. Crux Easton wind engine, 29 May 2009
  45. John Wallis Titt, 29 May 2009
  46. Derwent Valley Mills 1 June 2009
  47. Pakenham Windmill, 5 June 2009
  48. West Point Rice Mill 11 June 2009
  49. Cromer Windmill, Ardeley, 14 June 2009
  50. Cawston Road Mill, Aylsham, 27 June 2009
  51. Union Mills, Burnham Overy, 6 July 2009
  52. De Schoolmeester, Westzaan, 10 July 2009
  53. East Dereham Windmill, 22 July 2009
  54. Ken Major, 15 August 2009
  55. Jantina Hellingmolen, Aalden, 19 August 2009
  56. Jan Pol, Dalen 22 August 2009
  57. De Heidebloem, Erica 26 August 2009
  58. Barry Mill, 26 August 2009
  59. De Eendracht, Anjum, 4 September 2009
  60. De Sterrenberg, Nijeveen, 18 September 2009
  61. De Olifant, Burdaard, 19 September 2009
  62. De Zwaluw, Burdaard, 19 September 2009
  63. Tjaskers in Drenthe, 26 September 2009
  64. Union Mill Complex, 8 October 2009
  65. De Hoop, Norg, 10 October 2009
  66. Nooitgedacht, Veenoord, 26 October 2009
  67. Treadwheel crane, 5 November 2009
  68. De Wachter, Zuidlaren, 6 November 2009
  69. Newlin Mill Complex, 20 November 2009
  70. Lower Saxon Mill Road, 6 January 2010
  71. De Cornwerdermolen, Cornwerd, 10 January 2010
  72. De Hoop, Dokkum, 18 January 2010
  73. Zeldenrust, Dokkum, 18 January 2010
  74. Rispenserpoldermolen, Easterein, 2 February 2010
  75. Arkens, Franeker, 26 February 2010
  76. Welgelegen, Heerenveen, 29 March 2010
  77. De Rat, IJlst, 14 April 2010
  78. De Hoop, Holwerd, 16 April 2010
  79. De Groene Molen, Joure, 26 April 2010
  80. De Sweachmermolen, Langweer, 9 May 2010
  81. Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm, 1 October 2010
  82. Den Brook Wind Farm, 20 June 2011
  83. Millennium Mills, 24 June 2011
  84. Marsh Mill, 27 June 2011
  85. Little_Marton_Mill, 3 July 2011

Category:Non–Main Page Did you know pages

Requested articlesEdit

Please list here articles which you think should be created and why the subject is notable to this wikiproject.

Articles listed for deletionEdit

Review and assessmentEdit

  • To add an article to this WikiProject please use {{WikiProject Mills|class=|importance=|b1=?|b2=?|b3=?|b4=?|b5=?|b6=?}} on that article's talk page.
Peer review

The project categorizes articles according to the WP 1.0 criteria:

Articles needing assessment are listed under Category:Unassessed Mills articles

B class criteria

1. The article is suitably referenced, with inline citations where necessary.

It has reliable sources, and any important or controversial material which is likely to be challenged is cited. The use of citation templates such as {{cite web}} is not required, but the use of <ref></ref> tags is encouraged.

2. The article reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain obvious omissions or inaccuracies.

It contains a large proportion of the material necessary for an A-Class article, although some sections may need expansion, and some less important topics may be missing.

3. The article has a defined structure.

Content should be organized into groups of related material, including a lead section and all the sections that can reasonably be included in an article of its kind.

4. The article is reasonably well-written.

The prose contains no major grammatical errors and flows sensibly, but it certainly need not be "brilliant". The Manual of Style need not be followed rigorously.

5. The article contains supporting materials where appropriate.

Illustrations are encouraged, though not required. Diagrams and an infobox etc. should be included where they are relevant and useful to the content.

6. The article presents its content in an appropriately accessible way.

It is written with as broad an audience in mind as possible. Although Wikipedia is more than just a general encyclopedia, the article should not assume unnecessary technical background and technical terms should be explained or avoided where possible.

The article need to meet all six criteria to be classed as B Class. If it fails one or more, but meets 3, 4, and 5 then it can be classed as C Class. If one or more of 3, 4 and 5 are not met, then it is Start class.

Assessment progressEdit


15 October 2014


24 June 2009
25 June
June 29
  • Over 700 articles tagged, with only 6 unassessed.

Reassessment neededEdit

To get an article reassessed, simply remove the class from the template on the talk page, which will add the article to the Unassessed Mills articles category.


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Similar Wikiprojects in other languagesEdit

  • The Dutch language Wikipedia has a Wikiproject which mainly covers Dutch windmills. See sidebar for link to it.