Francis Mill, West Wycombe

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

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This mill, now gone, was located on the Mill End estate. Records show that Thomas Darell was miller from 1505 to 1540. It is referred to as Francis Mill on Jeffery’s 1768 map, Thomas Francis being named as a paper-maker and miller in a trade directory from 1792. For a period at the start of the twentieth century the mill was used as a flock mill, producing stuffing for chairs. The building was demolished shortly after the 1914-18 Great war.

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Alternative names Gillett’s Mill, Mill End Mill
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Wye
Mill function Paper mill
Archive ID 11766
Location West Wycombe
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SU 850 938
Latitude/longitude 51.63718997, -0.77211019



  • 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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