Stoke Mill is included in the Doomsday book. It was converted to a paper mill in 1635 by Sir Richard Weston of Sutton Place. The original mill burnt down in 1863. Such was the rivalry between Stoke and Guildford that the good people of Guildford refused to yoke horses to the fire engine, causing the mill to be totally ruined. In 1866 it was replaced by a five storey brick building, the Mill closed in 1957 and the building is currently occupied by the Surrey Advertiser.