Ford End Watermill
Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire.
Buckinghamshire's only working Watermill with original machinery

A short video about Ford End Watermill

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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Mission Statement

Main Mill Gearing
Click Here For Colour Picture of gears

For more Pictures of the mill Click Here

Click here for a guide to the mill in PDF Doc format

Click here for a guide to the mill in Word Doc format

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

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

School groups---Free Entry for schools
But a donation is appreciated
Teachers guide - click here
Mill Risk Assessment - click here
   Adult groups---5 per person
with a minimum charge of 50


2023 Opening Times:

Open between 2pm and 5pm on the following dates with
milling demonstrations
between 2-30pm and 4-30pm approx
Water level permitting
Last Admission 4-30pm

23rd July Sunday

13th August Sunday

28th August BH Monday

17th Sept Sunday

8th October Sunday
as part of Tring's Own Apple Fayre

Admission Prices:

Adults - 5.00

Children 16 and under - free


Ford End Watermill, Station Rd,
Ivinghoe, Bucks LU7 9EA
600 metres from St Mary's Church
along Station Road
See Map


Mill Manager - Chris Tugby
or Telephone: 01442 825421

Further information:

Free car parking.
Toilet facilities.
Restricted disability access.
Stoneground wholemeal flour is
on sale during Milling Demonstrations.