Loudwater Mill, High Wycombe

A water-powered paper 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. In 1638 there is a reference to a new paper mill in Loudwater. Until about 1915 the mill was served by a water wheel, after which steam engines were introduced. In 1945 there was a substantial fire.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Wye
Mill function Paper mill
Archive ID 11747
Location High Wycombe
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SU 902 902
Latitude/longitude 51.60329364, -0.69826496



  • 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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