Hedge Mill, High Wycombe

A steam- and 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. Hedge Mill had its origins as a water mill. It was the scene of a big fire in 1828. Water power continued to be used till late in the 19th century. However, the mill buildings were demolished in the early part of the 20th century and replaced by new brick buildings. A 40 horse-power vertical water turbine replaced the former water wheel. Steam power was also used.

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Power source Steam, Water
Mill type Watermill
River Wye
Mill function
Archive ID 11749
Location High Wycombe
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SU 908 900
Latitude/longitude 51.60110602, -0.67553055



  • 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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