Snakeley Mill, High Wycombe
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. Snakeley Mill goes back to at least 1768. On the River Wye, which is called the Wooburn Stream hereabouts, the mill was originally driven by water, but by the 1930s was powered by a steam turbine. From the late 18th century, for some 80 years, it produced blotting paper. The mill was still operational in the 1930s, but by 1975 the buildings had become dilapidated and were the victim of vandalism. At that time, the mill was for sale, and it was anticipated that it would be demolished and the site developed within four years.
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|NGR||SU 906 901|
- 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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