Rye Mill, High Wycombe

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

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At Domesday six mills were recorded in High Wycombe. In later times, further mill sites were developed. Overall, eleven mill sites are known, ten mills surviving into the 20th century or late nineteenth century. Rye Mill always remained a paper mill, whereas many in High Wycombe were converted to corn milling. The mill dates from the late 17th century or earlier. In 1799 the mill was burnt out, but was subsequently rebuilt. The mill always retained a reputation for the very high quality of its paper products. Eventually milling ceased and by the 1930s it was in use as a workshop.

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Alternative names New Mill
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Wye
Mill function
Archive ID 11744
Location High Wycombe
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SU 875 926
Latitude/longitude 51.62540739, -0.73780072



  • Farley, Michael, County Museum Archaeological Group, "Buckinghamshire Watermills" (Records of Bucks, 24, 1982)
  • 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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