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Ford End Watermill

Location
Grid reference: SP 941 165
OS sheet: 165
Postcode: LU7 9EA
About 3 miles NE of Tring, off B488 to Leighton Buzzard, 600 yds N of Ivinghoe parish church.

Small, brick and weatherboarded watermill with a mansard roof, overshot waterwheel and two pairs of stones. First recorded in 1616, but built earlier on the site of an old farm mill; in use until 1963. Restored to working order by a succession of volunteers now under the Ford End Watermill Society, it retains the atmosphere of the late 1800s. Flour milled using original machinery. Unusual sheep wash in tailrace.

Opening times 2017
Easter to October, One or two Sundays or Bank Holidays each month, 14.00 - 17.00.  Usually around 1st & 3rd Sundays. (see web site for dates).

National Mills Weekend 2017
Sunday 14th May 14.00 - 17.00. Milling 14.30 - 16.30.

Contact
Chris Tugby: tel. 01442 825421
Party bookings: Jill Graves, tel. 01296 660074.

Email
millman@fordendwatermill.co.uk

Web site
www.fordendwatermill.co.uk