| Ford End Watermill |
|Buckinghamshire's only working Watermill with original machinery|
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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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.
All parties are taken round the mill by experienced society members as guides.
2017 Opening Times:
Open between 2pm and 5pmon the following dates with
between 2-30pm and 4-30pm approx
Water level permitting
Last Admission 4-30pm
2nd Apr - Sunday
17th Apr - Easter Monday
1st May - BH Monday
14th May - National Mills Sunday
29th May - BH Monday
18th June - Sunday
23rd July - Sunday
29th August - BH Monday
17th Sept - Sunday
15th Oct - Sunday
Adults - £3.00
Children (Age 5-15) - £1
Under 5ís free entry
Station Rd, Ivinghoe, Bucks LU7 9EA
Mill Manager - Chris Tugby
Free car parking .