Watermill, Padbury

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

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On a tributary of the River Ouse, the mill was constructed of rough-cut timber, and at one time was the last thatched mill in Buckinghamshire. It now has a tiled roof. It is attached to a brick farmhouse. Just before Stanley Freece visited the mill, the thatch had been replaced, which caused him to write “it has now been botched up in an unsightly manner with galvanised iron, so that it presents more the appearance of a pig sty than a mill!!” At that time it was standing disused but still contained some machinery. The mill and house are now Grade II listed buildings.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 5593
Location Padbury
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SP 710 300
Latitude/longitude 51.96395500, -0.96803254



  • 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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