Building record M2801 - Watermill, Halam Mill, Halam


WATERMILL (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 67677 55108 (17m by 15m)
Map sheet SK65NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Halam, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The mill is a very small structure built on to the side of the former miller's house. It is now disused, but still contains the wheel and much of its machinery. The mill is largely built of brick, but substantial sections of stone in its structure suggest that it incorporates remains of a much earlier building. (1)
A C18 watermill, wheel (probably C19) and machinery in situ, but disused. 2 pairs of stones driven, one pair peaks, others burrs. Mill is 3 storey brick and stone. Roof is purlin and rafter with ridge board, pantiles. Lean to wheel house to one side and cottage on other. (3)
Shown on Sanderson, but not on Chapman. (5) (6)
Mill and attached house and bridge. Early C18, with C19 and C20 alterations. (7)
It had an enclosed waterwheel still in existence in 1965. It has been both a paper mill and a corn mill. It ceased working as a corn mill in 1949. The earliest reference found is 1654 but the present building is probably C18 although a document in 1801 is a mortgage for William Wilkins, papermaker, to erect a paper mill in Halam. In 1885 a sawmill is listed. A diesel engine was installed in 1929. (8)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(3), Ind Arch File

Listed buildings slides, 7 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

Graham Beaumont, 10/05/85, Halam Mill (Plan). SNT3438.

<1> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, pp 247-8 (Published document). SNT1304.

<2> OS, 1919, 1:2500, County Series 1919 (Map). SNT1028.

Other Refs: 29/14

<3> Reedman K, 1977, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1180.

<4> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 137 (Monograph). SNT4.

<5> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<6> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

<7> DOE, Listed Building Description (Published document). SNT228.

<8> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 11 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 7 slides.
  • --- Plan: Graham Beaumont. 10/05/85. Halam Mill. A4. 1. Measured sketch.
  • <1> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. pp 247-8 .
  • <2> Map: OS. 1919. 1:2500, County Series 1919.
  • <3> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 137 .
  • <5> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <6> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <7> Published document: DOE. Listed Building Description.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 11.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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