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Cobstone Windmill

Also known as as
  • Turville Windmill,
  • Ibstone Windmill

Ibstone, Turville, Buckinghamshire

It overlooks the village of Turville.

Cobstone Mill was built in 1816. It is a smock mill that replaced the original mill that had stood there since the 16th century. The machinery was previously used in another mill in the village of Lacey Green.

It was a working mill grinding cereal until 1873. Later, squatters living in the mill caused a fire which damaged the centre post. After this time the mill went further into deterioration. It was not until 1967 and the filming of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang that the mill was cosmetically restored. The cap was remoulded, a new fantail and light wooden sails were added.

The mill and cottage were purchased in 1971 by Hayley Mills and her first husband Roy Boulting, and extensive conversions and remodelling of the interiors were completed as well as interior and exterior restoration and conversion of the mill, including a swimming pool. The property was sold a few years later and has been in private possession ever since.

The mill has been used as a film location in other films and TV programmes including:

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Goodnight Mr Tom
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Midsomer Murders, various episodes
  • The New Avengers, "House of Cards" episode
  • Went the Day Well?
  • Little Britain, Daffyd Thomas outdoor scenes
  • Dead of Night

Further information Grid


Cobstone Windmill, Ibstone, Turville, Buckinghamshire

Ceremonial County: Buckinghamshire

Grid Reference:

SU 769915

Map Link:

Aerial photo: Google Aerial Photo



Best Times to Visit:

None specific





Other useful websites:

Images from Chitty chity bang bang and many more besides www.windmillworld.com/millid/1819.htm

Listed building image  www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?pid=2&id=046806


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Date Updated: 05/08

Planning Grid


Cobstone Windmill, Ibstone, Turville, Buckinghamshire

Grid Reference:

SU 769915

Getting there:

From High Wycombe/M40 J4, take small unclassified roads west. You ideally need a map to find this location. Nearest larger road is the B road west from Lane End village for about 3 miles then turn left to Finest, right in village, right just outside village takes you up past windmill.


Can see from road that passes and from footpaths

Also short footpath (well under 1/2 mile) from Turville.


Country roads or Turille village



Things To Do, See and Photograph:

Windmill, Views

What to take:


Nature highlights:

Country location so wildlife a possibility







Opening times:

Not open as far as I am aware



Photo Restrictions:

None from public right of way

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Date Updated: 05/08

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