Monument record M2571 - Reed Mill / Bleakhills Mill, Mansfield


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


Grid reference SK 53089 59799 (point)
Map sheet SK55NW
District Mansfield
Civil Parish Mansfield, Mansfield


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Reed mill - textile - demolished in 1970. (1)
Also known as Bleakhills Mill. It was situated on a tributary of the River Maun, the Caudwell Brook. It was possibly erected as early as 1788 and was another of those leased from the Duke of Portland. 1790 Stanford and Burnside were in occupation as cotton spinners. By 1820 Sneath bobbinet lace manufacurers were the occupants. Old photographs show the main building being 3 storeys high by 8 bays long and a number of other additions and buildings This mill was demolished in 1971 and only the dam remains, split by the GCR embankment, now also disused, of 1914-8. (2)
"Blackhill Mill". (3)
See M3421 for Mill pond and dam.

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

1 BW print, SMR

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

Other Refs: IA4 50/16

<2> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 19 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<3> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 19.
  • <3> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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