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Impression of Little Mill Farm and Mill by Alec Chambers
View of Tuckmill Cottage from the west side
View of Tuckmill Cottage from the east side
Front cover of Victor Paget's booklet
Water colour sketch of Tuckmill Cottage circa 1960s by artist unknown
View of Tuckmill Cottage viewed from the east by artist unknown
Sketch of Tuckmill Cottage viewed from the west by artist unknown
The approach from Watchfield village to the cottage and mill. Photo by Neil B. Maw
The site of Tuckmill Farm as of 2016. Photo by Neil B. Maw
The sluice gate walls now supporting a bridge in 2002. Photo by Neil B. Maw
The sluice gate that allowed the water to go to the mill wheel. Photo by Neil B. Maw

Tuckmill in Watchfield

We now know that the dwelling that was known as Tuckmill Cottage located at Watchfield, was part of a farm owned by the Fairthorne family from at least circa 1600. The cottage was historically occupied by the Miller who operated the Mill that lay close to the brook.  Documents within the Berkshire County Archives at Reading and the National Archives at Kew have revealed more information from numerous visits made in 2016 - 19. 

Nothing now remains at the location above ground apart from a few stones that are relevant to the enlightened visitor. The research was carried out by SHS member Neil B. Maw, and most of it was written up during the Pandemic of 2020 as seperate PDF documents.

The above-mentioned file also includes at the end a small booklet written by Victor Paget who lived in the cottage for several years with his family. Please note the caution at the beginning of the document.

To read the combined file in PDF format please go HERE



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