Monument record 0517600000 - 1.75 MILES NNE IVINGHOE CHURCH


Site of watermill recorded on eighteenth and nineteenth century maps

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (3)

  • WATERMILL (18th Century to 19th Century - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)
  • MILL RACE? (18th Century to 19th Century - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)
  • MILL POND? (18th Century to 19th Century - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)


1788 map marks watermill approx at NGR (B1).
1800 map marks 'Old Mill' approx at NGR (B2).
No visible indication of mill & no by-pass, but on so small a stream, the wheel might be mounted alongside a sluice, with a party wall in river bed. Track runs by churchyard towards mill site to disused bridge (B3).
Site visit suggests some artificial intervention in the course of the stream and a possile mill pond on the eastern side of a track. This track dog-legged on the 1st Edition OS map to the possible mill-site on the western side of the current track and the bridge was further downstream. Suggests it was a flash mill and would often have been short of water, so may have worked in tandem with the windmill (B4). NGR to sketch map.
Historical notes (B5).

Sources (5)

  • <1>SBC12065 Map: Thomas Jefferys. 1788. MAP OF BUCKS. Linen.
  • <2>SBC6668 Map: about 1800. Map of the Parish with the Hamlet of Invinghoe Aston.
  • <3>SBC5461 Unpublished document: Stanley Freese. 1946. WINDMILLS & WATERMILLS OF BUCKS (manuscript notes).
  • <4>SBC22932 Unpublished document: David Lindsey. 2007. Correspondence from David Lindsey to Mike Farley re: Ivinghoe Aston watermill.
  • <5>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. p72.


Grid reference SP 96281 18370 (point)
Civil Parish EDLESBOROUGH, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish IVINGHOE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Jan 4 2024 12:00PM

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