Building record M2800 - Watermill at Edingley Mill, Edingley


WATERMILL (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century); DOVECOTE (Victorian to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 66181 56081 (34m by 27m)
Map sheet SK65NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Edingley, Newark


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

"The little watermill near Edingley" shown on a tapestry map of 1632 on loan to the V and A Museum (shown on stream NE of village - Kirklington Mill M2802?). (2)
The fabric of the present building is mostly modern having been renovated several times. On the NE face 1880 is picked out in dark headers. The entrance from the dam is sealed off and the pond drained. (3)
Perambulation of beck to NE of village revealed no sign of a building. (4)
Brick built watermill and mill house with ancillary buildings (barn, dovecote in mill house). Waterwheel was lowered several times and the wall rebuilt. Last complete rebuilding 1880 (date bricked in wall). House still inhabited, in good condition. In use for animal food making (05/07/1964). (5)
The mill, at the W end of the village, is now used as a store, but the form of the old building can be made out. The site of the mill pool is marked by a triangular field on the N side of the road. (6)
A much altered 2 storey brick mill and house. Poor specimen. (7)
Shown on Sanderson but not on Chapman. (8) (9)
The earliest reference to the mill is 1612. The mill building is two storeys, brick and tile and had an enclosed wheel. (10)
Dovecote, at The Mill, north side of Edingley/Kirklington Road. Adjacent to former Water Mill. Dovecote above Feed and Seed shop. Composite rectangular brick structure with double pitched roof with pantiles. Nest holes of mud and stud, none remaining. Upper of two storeys. No current use. (11)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(7), Ind Arch File

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch, IS card

<1> OS, 1920, 1:2500, County Series 1920 (Map). SNT1029.

Other Refs: 29/10

<2> Thoroton Society, 1934, TTS, p 79 (Published document). SNT352.

<3> Seaman BH, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1243.

<4> Colquhoun FD, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT575.

<5> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA2 28/1

<6> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 244 (Published document). SNT1304.

<7> Reedman K, 1977, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1180.

<8> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<9> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

<10> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 8 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<11> Woolrich AE, 1988, Details of Dovecotes of Notts, p 6 (Unpublished document). SNT1779.

Sources/Archives (13)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Map: OS. 1920. 1:2500, County Series 1920.
  • <2> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1934. TTS. 38. p 79.
  • <3> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <6> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 244 .
  • <7> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <8> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <9> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <10> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 8.
  • <11> Unpublished document: Woolrich AE. 1988. Details of Dovecotes of Notts. p 6.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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