Ford End Watermill

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This little mill, recorded in 1767 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.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

2015 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

6th April - Easter Monday
4th May - Early Bank Holiday Monday
10th May - National Mills W/end
25 May - Sunday Spring Bank Holiday Monday
14th June - Sunday
12th July - Sunday
9th August - Sunday
31st August Bank Holiday Monday
13th September - Sunday
11th Oct as part of Tring's Own Apple Fayre

Admission charges

Adults - £3.00
Children (5-15) - £1 Under 5’s free entry

Additional info

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

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

Collection details

Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Waterwheel
  • Millstone
  • Winnowing
  • Sheep wash

Ford End Watermill
Station Road




01442 825421

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