Watermill, Thornborough

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

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On the river Ouse, a mill has occupied this site for certain since 1244, and probably there was a mill there at Domesday. The current building is mainly 18th century with some 19th century extensions and alterations, of stone with some brick inserted, and has a slate roof. It is thought that milling using water was curtailed by the construction of a weir downstream, in contravention of milling rights, and by the 1930s the mill was driven by an oil engine. The building is now Grade II listed.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Great Ouse
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 5604
Location Thornborough
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SP 734 353
Latitude/longitude 52.00676639, -0.90978818



  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
  • 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)
  • “Mills for sale” (Wind and Watermill Section Newsletter, 77, October 1998)


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