Flitwick Mill

Telling the Story

This book tells the story of the journey of this building from a derelict ruin to a characterful home powered by its own working waterwheel.

The Domesday Book

One of 6 mills on the river Flit, the mill was originally built by the Monks of Dunstable Priory. Records show a mill on this site since the 1085 Domesday.

Dip into the history

Crown Wheel

The crown wheel is a horizontally mounted wheel on the first floor, the 'stone floor'. It is connected via an upright shaft from the great spur wheel on the ground floor. The crown wheel drives a shaft on the first floor from which a number of belts were used to drive machines such as the bolder, corn cake crusher, oat-roller and extractor fan.

Brush up on milling terms

First Floor Bannisters

June 19, 2020

View down the stairs from the first floor

Catch up on the latest

Flitwick Mill Furniture

Now that the restoration is complete, Don and Steve use the workshop to make tables.