Building record M3505 - PARNHAM'S MILL AT NEWARK


WATERMILL (Medieval to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 79297 53746 (36m by 40m)
Map sheet SK75SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Newark, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Flour mill, with pump and 2 sluices. (1)
The large watermill which was burnt down in 1965 is on the site of Newark's ancient water power site which has been in existence for a variety of uses since before Med times for cornmilling, fulling, powdermilling. The existing remains in brick and stone are the foundations and wheelpits of a C19 corn mill with evidence of 3 wheels to be seen, the largest of which appears to have been 15ft in diameter and 21ft in length. (2) Evidence of 5 watercourses passing beneath the mill. See archive file for details. Earliest map appearance 1790. (3)
In 1790 a cotton mill was built at the old mill site by the river at the end of Mill Lane. It was 5 storeys high, in brick, 15 irregular bays long and 3 bays wide with single storey extensions at either end. There is evidence of 3 waterwheels. Parnhams moved here in 1886 when their steam mill burnt down. (4)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(2), Ind Arch File

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

1 BW print, N15 16/15 SMR; 2 prints, 203y/6,17, RCHME

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

Other Refs: 35/3

<2> Reedman K, 1977, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1180.

<3> TPAT, 1993, NIAR Gazetteer, pp 85, 95 (Published document). SNT252.

<4> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 24 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Map: OS. 1920. 1:2500, County Series 1920.
  • <2> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Published document: TPAT. 1993. NIAR Gazetteer. pp 85, 95.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 24.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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