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Record details

BCC record ID:0287300000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Eleventh to twentieth century records of a watermill called Quarrendon Mill
Grid Reference:SU 97580 96280
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • WATERMILL (11th Century to Modern - 1000 AD to 1999 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

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

Full description

ON RIVER MISBOURNE 2 KM E OF AMERSHAM. POSSIBLY A DOMESDAY MILL (B1). NAME MAYBE FROM QUERENDONS WHO HAD RIGHTS IN AMERSHAM C13 (B7). LOCATED 1788 (B3) AS A CORN MILL. DISUSED 1936 (B8). MACHINERY REMOVED C.1940. MILL STONES SURVIVE. NOW A PRIVATE HOUSE (B1).
Detailed historical notes and 1930s condition. Disused in 2006 (B9)
There is a brick edged leat up stream from Quarrendon Mill (NGR SU 9756-9637). It was first mentioned in1768 and was last used in c.1930 (B10).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: BCM CAS RECORD CARD 2873.
<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>Map: Andrew Bryant. 1825. Map of the County of Buckinghamshire. Printed map. Linen. 1.5 inches:1 mile.
<5>Bibliographic reference: POSSE COMITATUS 1798 (MS AT BRO REF. L/P/15 AND 16).
<6>Map: OS 1878/1883 SIX INCH MAP (1ST EDN)..
<7>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P143.
<8>Bibliographic reference: KELLYS DIRECTORY OF BUCKS 1863-1939.
<9>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.202-203
<10>Unpublished document: Archaeological Services & Consultancy Ltd. 2001. Chilterns Chalk Streams Project: Chess & Misbourne Valleys - Archaeological Assessment.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council