Building record M2570 - Matlock Mill, Mansfield


TEXTILE MILL (Georgian to Late 20th Century); WATERMILL (Georgian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 52957 59918 (23m by 38m)
Map sheet SK55NW
District Mansfield
Civil Parish Mansfield, Mansfield


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Matlock Mill, 1800. Dimensions could not be established. Mill not working. All machinery and fittings removed c.1920. Rectangular limestone building. (1)
Textile mill - stone building with a slate roof, 2 storeys. Loft doors at NE end. Building 11 bays long. Originally vertical sash windows with 20 small square panes. (2)
Little Matlock Mill. (3)
Shown on (4).
Built during the 1790s as the datestone is 1800 JS. Another of the Duke of Portland's mills. It is a two storey building with slate roof and eleven bays long. The valuation map of 1856 indicates that the mill leat fed into the building centrally so the waterwheel was internal. The bypass sluice runs to the W of the building and the mill pond to the N, now gone. All machinery removed in the mid 1920s. (5)
Little Matlock Mill, small, stone-built, and still in industrial use. (6)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

2 BW print, AA13-14, SMR

Listed buildings slides, (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA4 50/3

<2> Patrick A , undated, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1129.

<3> OS, 1916, 1:2500, County Series 1916 (Map). SNT1025.

Other Refs: 27/4

<4> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<5> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), pp 19-20 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<6> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 174 (Monograph). SNT4.

<7> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 260 (Published document). SNT1304.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. .
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Personal comment: Patrick A . undated. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Map: OS. 1916. 1:2500, County Series 1916.
  • <4> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). pp 19-20.
  • <6> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 174.
  • <7> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 260.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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