Water Eaton Mill, Bletchley

A water-powered mill in the historic county of Buckinghamshire, England.

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Records refer to a single mill in 1308, whereas later in 1324 and 1370 two mills are mentioned.In 1798, the miller was Matthew Goodman. He was succeeded by John Hitchcock, whose descendants continued to operate the mill well into the 20th century. The mill was renovated just after 1800, with brick walls and a shallow slate roof. It had an undershot iron wheel. Before 1923 a 12 ft breastshot wheel had been installed. In 1923, James Smith took over and installed a turbine driving roller mills. During the drought of 1935, there was insufficient water to drive the mill and an engine was installed for emergency use only.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
Mill function
Archive ID 11715
Location Bletchley
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SP 883 330
Latitude/longitude 51.98846836, -0.71509850



  • Farley, Michael, Edward Legg and James Venn (Ed), The Watermills of Buckinghamshire: A 1930s account by Stanley Freese with original photographs (Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society, 2007)


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