Ford End Mill, Ford End Farm, Ivinghoe

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

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On the Whistle Brook, this Grade II Listed mill was working daily when Stanley Freese visited in the 1930s. Constructed with a yellow-brick lower floor, and with tarred wooden upper walls and galvanised roofing, the mill was in sound condition. The overshot wheel, constructed of iron and with six arms, was housed in a lean-to located at the northern end of the mill. The earliest record of the mill is from 1616. In 1791 the miller was Henry Heley; in 1798 William Heley; and William Tompkins held the mill for 50 years from about 1842. Charles Jellis took over the mill early in the 20th century and was the owner when Freese visited. The mill was still in working order when visited by JK Major in 1973 and remains in working order as a result of the efforts of volunteers.

Full details

Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Whistle Brook
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 5653
Location Ivinghoe
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England
NGR SP 94095 16576
Latitude 51.83987321741304
Longitude -0.635659487315479

Location

Sources

Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database

Historic England National Heritage List for England

Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Buckinghamshire XXX (1884)

Farley, Michael, Edward Legg and James Venn (Ed), The Watermills of Buckinghamshire: A 1930s account by Stanley Freese with original photographs (Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society, 2007)

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

Contributors

Sara and Oscar Jarman, July 2016, May 2017