Ford End Watermill

Ford End Watermill
Station Road




Mill Manager

01442 825421

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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

2010 Opening Times: Open between 2pm and 5pm on the following dates with
milling demonstrations
between 2-30 and 4-30pm approx. on the 8 dates
indicated by (M)
Water level permitting
Last Admission 4-30pm

5th April
Easter Bank Holiday Monday (M)

25th April - Sunday

3rd May
Bank Holiday Monday (M)

9th May - Sunday
National Mills Day (M)

31st May
Bank Holiday Monday (M)

13th June - Sunday

27th June - Sunday (M)

11th July - Sunday

25th July - Sunday (M)

8th August - Sunday

22nd August - Sunday

30th August
Bank Holiday Monday (M)

12th September - Sunday

26th September - Sunday (M)
Admission Prices:

Adults - £2.00

Children (5-15) - £0.50

Closed: September 30th 2009 until easter 2010

Admission charges

Adult £2.00 Children £0.50

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