Monument record 0511200000 - MEETING POINT OF 3 PARISHES: watermill and ford

Summary

Historical record and local knowledge of watermill and ford in the sixteenth century and later

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (2)

  • WATERMILL (16th Century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
  • FORD (16th Century to Modern - 1500 AD to 1999 AD)

Description

1599 FIELD MARKED MILL HOO APPROX NGR (B1).
C16 WATER & MALTING MILLS REFERRED TO. NOW NO TRACE OF MILL IN WINSLOW (B2).
TRADITIONAL SITE OF ABBOT'S WATERMILL (B3).
NOTHING VISIBLE. SITE IS CONFLUENCE OF 2 SLOW-MOVING STREAMS WITH STEEP BANKS BORDERED BY WELL-CULTIVATED FIELDS (B4).
SAID LOCALLY TO BE SITE OF OLD FORD WHICH CARRIED ORIGINAL ROUTE FROM WINSLOW TO GRANBOROUGH. WAS ABANDONED BY MOST TRAFFIC IN FAVOUR OF BRIDGED CROSSING UPSTREAM BY C16. ORAL EVIDENCE THAT FORD STILL USED IN SUMMER WITHIN PAST CENTURY (B3).
An article tracing the 10th century boundary of the Manor of Winslow notes that the Salden estate map shows this area to be called Mill Hook, signifying the likely location of a watermill in 1599 (B5).
Historical notes (B6).

Sources (6)

  • <1>SBC13863 Map: Unknown. 1599. SALDEN ESTATE MAP.
  • <2>SBC15589 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P467.
  • <3>SBC764 Article in serial: Arnold Baines. 1980. 'THE WINSLOW CHARTER OF 792 & THE BOUNDARIES OF GRANBOROUGH', IN RECS OF BUCKS 22 PP1-17. Vol 22. p4.
  • <4>SBC12510 Bibliographic reference: RAINS M J,FEB 1982,FIELD VISIT(SEE HIS WINSLOW PAR ISH SURVEY IN CAS FILE 2802).
  • <5>SBC20208 Article in serial: E J Bull and Julian Hunt. 1996. 'Rewalking the Tenth-century Perambulation of Winslow Manor', in Recs of Bucks 38 pp90-108. Vol 38. pp99.
  • <6>SBC23045 Bibliographic reference: Michael Farley, Edward Legg and James Venn (eds). 2007. The Watermills of Buckinghamshire: A 1930s account by Stanley Freese with original photographs. p.49.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 75634 25927 (28m by 14m)
Civil Parish WINSLOW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish EAST CLAYDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish GRANBOROUGH, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Feb 16 2017 7:18PM

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