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Record details

BCC record ID:0287200000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Eleventh to nineteenth century records of watermill called Bury or Lower Mill, present mill is seventeenth to eighteenth century.
Grid Reference:SU 96400 97130
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • WATERMILL (11th Century to 19th Century - 1000 AD to 1899 AD)
  • MILL HOUSE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1799 AD)
  • (Former) CORN MILL (18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
  • (Former) SILK MILL (19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Listed Building

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unclassified

Full description

ON MISBOURNE. ?GOZELIN BRITO'S MILL, 1086/C13 CATTESTROP MILL (B9).
BURY MILL KNOWN FROM 1504 (B12).
IN DISREPAIR 1624, REBUILT 1696 (B7-8).
BRICK, TIMBER-FRAMED 2ND STOREY (B10).
DISUSED C.1887 (B11).
NO MACHINERY; NOW A SHOP (B1).
INVENTORIES OF 1755 AND 1778 LIST MILL FIXTURES, FITTINGS AND TOOLS AT LOWER MILL. INVENTORIES INDICATE MILL WAS THEN A CORN MILL, BUT BY 1825 SHOWN AS A SILK MILL ON BRYANT'S MAP (B14).
Detailed historical notes and 1930s condition. Used as a road-house in 2006 (B15)
First mentioned in 1504 and last used c.1887 (B16).
Grade II. Built as Bury Mill C17 and C18; altered. L-plan, red brick with timber framing to upper part of south block. Old tiled roofs. East wing has moulded brick cornice. Two storeys. South wing has door on left, 3 modern casements to ground floor, 4 large mullion and transome diamond leaded windows to first floor one with 3-light and rectangular panes appearing older than others. East wing had door and three 2-light C19 iron lattice, casements three similar windows to first floor and plain dummy window over door. Low 2-gabled wing at end of south wing. Rear elevation has recess for waterwheel, modern weatherboarding, three modern dormers (B13).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: BCM CAS RECORD CARD 2872.
<2>Bibliographic reference: John Morris (ed). 1978. Domesday Book: Buckinghamshire.
<3>Map: Thomas Jefferys. 1770. [Map of] The County of Buckingham. Printed map. Linen. 1 inch:1 mile.
<4>Bibliographic reference: POSSE COMITATUS 1798 (MS AT BRO L/P/15 AND 16)..
<5>Map: Andrew Bryant. 1825. Map of the County of Buckinghamshire. Printed map. Linen. 1.5 inches:1 mile.
<6>Map: OS SIX INCH MAP 1878-1883 1ST EDN.
<7>Article in serial: Unknown. 1940. 'MILLING FARMING AND TIMBER AGREEMENTS AT AMERSHAM', IN RECS OF BUCKS 13 PP461-462. Vol 13.
<8>Article in serial: Unknown. 1945. 'THE SHARDELOES MUNIMENTS III', IN RECS OF BUCKS 13 PP284-285. Vol 13.
<9>Article in serial: Gerald Elvey. 1960. 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE IN 1086', IN RECS OF BUCKS 16 PP342-362. Vol 16, part 5. p356
<10>Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SU 99 NE 22..
<11>Bibliographic reference: Kelly. 1887. KELLYS DIRECTORY OF BUCKS 1887.
<12>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P143.
<13>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Buckinghamshire: Chiltern District: Parishes of Amersham, Chesham Bois and Coleshill. p61
<14>Article in serial: Unknown. 1938. 'MILLING PLANT', IN RECS OF BUCKS 13 PP356-361. Vol 13, part 5. pp359-361
<15>Bibliographic reference: Michael Farley, Edward Legg and James Venn (eds). 2007. The Watermills of Buckinghamshire: A 1930s account by Stanley Freese with original photographs. pp.201-202
<16>Unpublished document: Archaeological Services & Consultancy Ltd. 2001. Chilterns Chalk Streams Project: Chess & Misbourne Valleys - Archaeological Assessment.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC13590: Site visit

Related monuments: none

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council