Town Mill, Amersham

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

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This ancient mill, dating from about 1550, is on the River Misbourne. It was half-timbered and brick, with a tiled roof. By the 1930s it had become disused. It had been driven by an iron overshot wheel, 9ft by 7ft, but for a time the mill was served via a belt drive by an oil engine. It was the last mill to grind corn on the Misbourne, but was also reputed to have been a paper mill at some time.

In 1504 there was a malt mill in Amersham, and it is not clear whether this was Town Mill or another.

Full details

Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
Mill function
Archive ID 6812
Location Amersham
Historic county Buckinghamshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SU 953 976
Latitude/longitude 51.66910300, -0.62335561



  • 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, 69, October 1996)


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