Cobstone Mill, Ibstone

A Wind powered Corn mill in the historic county of Buckinghamshire, England.

A three-storey, twelve sided smock mill with an ogee cap. It worked until 1910, after which it was converted into a summer residence, belonging to St John's College, Oxford. It was provided with mock sails for use in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 1968. It was renovated and converted into a house again in the 1970s for Hayley Mills.

Full details

Alternate names Fingest Mill, Copstone Mill
Power source Wind
Mill type Smock mill
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 1819
Location Ibstone
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England
NGR SU 76977 91496
Latitude 51.61703438881092
Longitude -0.8896249149712503

Location

Sources

Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database

Historic England National Heritage List for England

Major, J K, SPAB Mills Section Record Card (1973)

Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Buckinghamshire XLVI (1883)

Smith, Donald, English windmills, vol 2 (Architectural Press, 1932), p. 134

Vince, John, Windmills in Buckinghamshire and the Chilterns (Format Publishing, 1976), p. 22

Contributors

Sara and Oscar Jarman, July 2016