Ford End Watermill
Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire.
Buckinghamshire's only working Watermill with original machinery
Ford End Watermill--viewed from the rear

This little mill, recorded in 1616 but certainly very much older, was in use until 1963.

Restored by volunteers, and now maintained and run by Ford End Watermill Society, it is the only remaining working watermill in Buckinghamshire with original machinery.

It retains all the atmosphere of a small farm mill of the late 1800's.

An unusual feature is the sheepwash in the tailrace below the mill. Washing made the fleece easier to shear and increased its value.

Stoneground wholemeal flour is on sale during milling demonstrations.

Schools and other parties are very welcome, details at the bottom of this page.

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Main Mill Gearing
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For more Pictures of the mill Click Here

Mission Statement
Click here for a guide to the mill

Schools and other parties are very welcome. To make an appointment please telephone Mrs Jill Graves on 01296 660074

All parties are taken round the mill by experienced society members as guides.
School Parties may 'do their own thing' if they wish, but a guide will still be present.

School Parties---75p per child
with minimum charge of 15
Teachers guide - click here
      Adult Parties---3 per person
with minimum charge of 30

2014 Opening Times:
Open between 2pm and 5pm on the following dates with milling demonstrations
between 2-30pm and 4-30pm approx
on the 9 dates indicated by (M)
Water level permitting
Last Admission 4-30pm

30th March - Mothering Sunday

21st April
Easter Bank Holiday Monday (M)

5th May -
Bank Holiday Monday (M)

11th May
National Mills W/end (M)

26th May - Sunday
Bank Holiday Monday (M)

8th June - Sunday

22nd June - Sunday (M)

6th July - Sunday

27th July - Sunday (M)

10th August - Sunday

25th August
Bank Holiday Monday (M)

7th September - Sunday

21st September - Sunday (M)

12th Oct
as part of Tring's Own Apple Fayre (M)

Admission Prices:

Adults - 3.00

Children (5-15) - 0.50


Station Rd, Ivinghoe, Bucks LU7 9EA
600 metres from the church along Station Road.
The B488 to Leighton Buzzard.
See Map


Mill Manager - Chris Tugby
or Telephone: 01442 825421

Further information:

Free car parking .
No toilet facilities.
Restricted disability access.
Stoneground wholemeal flour
is on sale during Milling Demonstrations.