Building record M3078 - FISKERTON MILL


WATERMILL (Medieval); COTTON MILL (Georgian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 74167 51724 (48m by 26m)
Map sheet SK75SW
District Newark
Civil Parish Rolleston, Newark
Civil Parish Fiskerton cum Morton, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

On the Greet. It began as a corn mill, was probably converted to cotton spinning for a time (on Lowe's list, 1790s) and later reverted to its original function. The mill was added to in C19, and the site is now enveloped in the existing modern milling concern. (1)
In good condition, the mill is in use. Architectual features - a circular stone-built overflow in the reservoir supplying water to the mill. Owner Mr W Longden, Fiskerton. Grinding stones and associated machinery present, but not in use (15/02/1968). (See IS card for sketch, and information about mill and owners.) (3)
4 storey brick mill, 7 bays wide with pantile roof. Still in use but the water turbines which replaced the waterwheel are disused and the power is electric. This is not because of inefficiency but because the water authority makes a high charge for the water passing through the mill for power. This is a classical type of larger mill building. (4) (5)
Late C18 watermill, for cotton. Building is 4 storeys high plus loft, 7 bays wide of pale red/ orangey brick, pantile roof. Some windows blocked. Centre bay is of loft doors and hoist - canopy survives at loft storey. Associated structures survive. (6)
Named 'cotton mill' on (7).
Watermill shown. (8)
In 1248 Osbert was the "milner". In 1579 it was listed as two mills on the river Greet. By 1792 it was a cotton mill. In 1829 there were five Bobbinet machines in use and in 1832 it was a lace thread mill. In 1837 it was converted into a corn mill. It burnt down in 1851 and was rebuilt. In 1879 it had two pairs of French stones and a pair of barley stones together with a dresser. (9)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(4), Ind Arch File

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch, IS card

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

4 BW print, Z13-16, 1976, SMR

<1> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 246 (Published document). SNT1304.

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

Other Refs: 35/5

<3> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA2 35/1

<4> Reedman K, 1977, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1180.

<5> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 127 (Monograph). SNT4.

<6> Patrick A , undated, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1129.

<7> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<8> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

<9> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), pp 9-10 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

Sources/Archives (12)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 246.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1919. 1:2500, County Series 1919.
  • <3> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <4> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 127.
  • <6> Personal comment: Patrick A . undated. Pers Comm.
  • <7> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <8> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). pp 9-10.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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