Monument record M2590 - Kings Mill 2, Mansfield


FLOUR MILL (Victorian to Mid-20th Century); WATERMILL (Victorian to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference SK 51940 59839 (point)
Map sheet SK55NW
District Mansfield
Civil Parish Mansfield, Mansfield


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Factory and mill. External dimensions of main part 23ft x 11ft. Dimensions of room accessible - sides 12ft 6in x 5ft 8in x 11ft 3in x 10ft 10in, height 11ft 8in. Height of whole building 22ft. Not used now except for storage. Wheels removed, building very neglected. Later addition, date unknown. Modern building constructed adjacent to old mill. This mill almost completely gutted by fire in early Aug 1963. Owners are Adlington, Candwell and Taylor since 1880. Water wheel replaced by turbine, 2nd largest in England. Water came from reservoir. All machinery removed in 1920s. (1)
The 1839 waterwheel was 36ft diameter by 8ft wide. It was replaced by a turbine later on. Later on still it was repalced by an 11 HP beam steam engine. (3)
This is the second King's Mill, built to replace the one which was drowned by the construction of King's Mill Reservoir, 1839. (4)
See M2825 for King's Mill 1.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch, IS card

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

1 BW print, SMR

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

Other Refs: IA4 50/2

<2> Groves WH, 1894, History of Mansfield, p 240 (Published document). SNT733.

<3> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 19 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<4> Baddeley V, 2000, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1464.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Published document: Groves WH. 1894. History of Mansfield. p 240.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 19.
  • <4> Personal comment: Baddeley V. 2000. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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