Marsh Mill, High Wycombe

A water-powered corn mill and paper 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. Marsh Mill was originally a corn mill, but in about 1780 was converted to a vat mill. By 1850 the mill was used for paper making. In the 1860s the premises were burnt, and two water-wheels, a beam engine and a horizontal steam engine were installed when the complex was rebuilt. The buildings were demolished in 1898 and new premises were built for making paper using two gas engines. A new wing was added in 1902. By the 1930s the site had become a power-driven factory serving the paper industry.

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Alternative names Wycombe Marsh Mill
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Wye
Mill function Corn mill, Paper mill
Archive ID 11781
Location High Wycombe
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SU 885 920
Latitude/longitude 51.61991967, -0.72020543



  • 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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