Ball's Mill, West Wycombe

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

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On Jeffery’s map of 1768, the mill was referred to as Ball’s Mill, whereas on Bryant’s map of 1824 the building is named Nowne’s Mill. From the 1840s to 1860s, John Rawlinson was corn milling here. He was followed by George Darvill, Mr Cripps and then William Beasley. The last miller was Ned Britnell; when he died in the 1890s the mill ceased working. The mill had a large breast-shot wheel 14 ft by 14 ft. The mill was largely rebuilt in 1921 to serve as a furniture shop.

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Alternative names Lord’s Mill, Nowne’s Mill
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Wye
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 11768
Location West Wycombe
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SU 853 936
Latitude/longitude 51.63559926, -0.77146244



  • 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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