Building record M4008 - Bath Mill; Goldie, Wade and Goldie, Mansfield (Partially Demolished)




Grid reference Centred SK 54790 61714 (52m by 36m)
Map sheet SK56SW
District Mansfield
Civil Parish Mansfield, Mansfield


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Formerly watermill, now hosiery factory. Impossible to estimate dimensions. Building in good condition, but machinery removed including water wheel. Built of stone, slate roof. Rectangular building (05/07/1963). (1)
Textile mill, c.1800. Stone building with slate roof, 4 storeys high at the NW end, but only 3 at the E end. The building is 19 bays long, the one at the NW end being a later addition. The windows, the majority of which survive, have 20 small panes. Mill originally powered by water, a later brick chimney survives. (2)
A lease of 1792 describes the the mill "now being erected". Goldie, Wade and Goldie took over in 1882 and in 1920 the mill had a 30ft diameter wheel with a later steam engine. The waterwheel was removed in 1944. The water channels remain under the basement floors but the pond is badly silted. The wheel intake, paddle guides and the recess for the paddle start can be traced in the undergrowth. The mill is now empty and has had subsidence. The building is in stone with slate roof and varies from 3 to 4 storeys along its 19 bay length. (3)
Bath mill. (4)
In Bath Lane … on the N side the remarkably unspoilt Bath Mill. (5)
A large stone structure built c.1800. It is four storeys high, and has a narrow projection on the west front unusual in local mills of this date but commonly found carrying the staircases in hosiery or lace factories of the late nineteenth century. (6)
Constructed in 1792 for cotton spinning, mainly providing thread for the machine lace industry. Since 1880 it has been used for hosiery manufacture. (7)
See M5336 for well.

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

5 BW print, SMR

Listed buildings slides, 28 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

24/05/96, Bath Mill, Bath Lane (Plan). SNT3616.

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

Other Refs: IA4 50/1

<2> Patrick A , undated, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1129.

<3> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 22 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<4> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<5> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 173 (Monograph). SNT4.

<6> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, pp 259-60 (Published document). SNT1304.

<7> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 109 (Monograph). SNT5.

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  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 28 slides.
  • --- Plan: 24/05/96. Bath Mill, Bath Lane. 1.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Personal comment: Patrick A . undated. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 22.
  • <4> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <5> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 173.
  • <6> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. pp 259-60.
  • <7> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 109.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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