Chess flows south eastwards
Post to the south Chesham Bois
Mill. This was a corn mill which was once been known as Canham Mill or Middle
Mill and is said to have records from the 12th. It is also said to
have been owned by the canons of Missenden Abbey. Last worked in 1937 and
demolished around 1960
beds – these were found all down the Chess and some relics remain. A railway
ran at the back of Weir House.
Mill. 18th building restored and enlarged with Painted
weatherboarding and brick. A wing over the river was demolished. This was a
corn mill and in the 18th used as a paper mill – ornamental writing
paper made here by Bancks was shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851. It
reverted to corn in 1858 and ended work in the 1940s.
House to Weirhouse Mill. 18th building in whitewashed brick
warehouse and industrial buildings. Pow Wow water cooler plant. This was Pow Wow Water Co’s bottling warehouse with offices and
laboratory, previously Holywell Spring. Pow Wow was part of Hutchison
Whampoa and then sold to Nestle. There
was also a trout farm here using what is also known as Pow Wow lake
Lodge. House alongside the river with bridges, ponds and planted banks- there
are also wood carvings and sculptures. Mature trees, including beeches in a paddock,
where sheep are kept.
Hall. Milk Hall farm was on land left to the parish by John Gawdry in 1670 for
the benefit of 12 poor widows. Milk Hall
Barns are now converted to housing.
Works. The original site, by the river was built by Chesham Council in 1887
British Listed Buildings. Web site
Buckinghamshire County Council. Web
Chesham Council. Web site
History Reality. Web site
National Archives. Web site
Tutorgigpedia. Web site