Tan Mill, Chesham

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

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This mill stood on the River Chess. It started life as a mill used for tanning and became a saw mill in the first half of the nineteenth century. Later on the site was used for the Water Lane Steam mill, which experienced a serious fire in 1942.

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Alternative names Old Bark Mill, Water Lane Steam Mill
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Chess
Mill function Saw mill
Archive ID 11722
Location Chesham
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SU 958 014
Latitude/longitude 51.70277463, -0.61246646



  • 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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