Lord's Mill, Chesham

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

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On the River Chess, when visited by Stanley Freese in the 1930s the mill was working by electricity, water power having been discarded in about 1932 due to water shortage. The mill was rebuilt in about 1660 and is brick-built with three half-timbered gables topped by tiled roofs. The mill had once been driven by a large 8-armed low-breast or undershot wheel, some 25 feet in diameter, which reached up to the eaves and was located on the rear of the mill. By 1976 an 8ft x 8ft overshot wheel was in place. Preservation work was underway in 1976.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Chess
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 5656
Location Chesham Bois
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SP 964 007
Latitude/longitude 51.69678000, -0.60659955



  • 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)
  • SPAB Mills Section Record Card - J K Major 1976


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