Thorney Mill, Iver

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

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On the Colne Brook, this fine old wooden-walled mill building was already derelict when visited by Stanley Freese in the 1930s. At the time, the waterwheel was still in place – a breast type, with 3 sets of 8 iron arms, with L-shaped buckets. At Domesday, there were three mills in Iver, of which one was probably Thornley. Records from 1842 show that it was occupied by John Owen, and used for paper-making. By 1877 Price and Co. were the paper manufacturers here. Over the years the site was expanded and used for other forms of manufacturing. During the first world war, millboard was made here. Later the premises served for a while for paint-making, followed by the manufacture of iron water pipes.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Coln
Mill function Paper mill
Archive ID 11754
Location Iver
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TQ 048 794
Latitude/longitude 51.50807599, -0.48125279



  • 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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