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There has been a settlement in the Woolstones area since Saxon times. The area has a great wealth of medieval history, with evidence of fishponds and moats previously found. There was also, until the mid 1900's, an old water mill which is mentioned in the Domesday book as being worth 10 shillings. The mill itself was demolished around 1940 and the mill house dating from the 17th century, was disused for many years before being finally demolished in the 1960's. The River Ouzel on which the mill was sited, was diverted during the building of the new city of Milton Keynes so there is sadly no visible evidence that the mill was ever there.
The mill house, which stood at the end of Mill Lane, c.1904.