Building record M4009 - Stanton's Mill, Mansfield


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


Grid reference Centred SK 54500 61534 (40m by 63m)
Map sheet SK56SW
District Mansfield
Civil Parish Mansfield, Mansfield


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Building 140ft x 160ft, 1760. Mansfield limestone, reasonably good condition, 3 floors. Originally a cotton mill, now used for a variety of purposes. In this mill it is alleged the first circular saw in the Midlands was made. Little left of original machinery (04/07/1963). (1)
Stanton's Mill, Bath Lane. Stone building with ordinary modern tile roof. Main building 13 bays long. 3 storeys high on W side, 4 on E side, plus loft. Modern windows. Additional structures at N and S ends. S end, extension 3/2 storeys high, felt roof, section at right angles to building, 3 storeys, slate roof. Buildings at N end 2 storeys, possibly offices. Mill originally water powered, mill pond to W of building now built over. (2)
The earliest reference (to the fulling mill) is that in 1370 John Spicer was at the Walkemylne Hull. References in 1632 , 1699, and in 1784 to the Walke Mill and the extension to the cotton works therein. Finally the Fulling Mill was built of stone, slate and tiles with a waterwheel, in 1795. (This is probably on the site of Stanton's Mill - ) The mill pond to the W has been filled in and no machinery survives, the 30ft diameter waterwheel being removed in 1948. The building straddles the river with later extensions to the N. (3)
(Stanton's Mill) is assumed to have been the site of the Med fulling mill, referred to in the late C12 and apparently in or near the North Field. It is marked as a mill on (5). By 1784 thread manufacturers were also in operation here, as there is a reference to an extension for a cotton works within the fulling mill. It is still shown on (6) as a "Wauk Mill". (4)
Two stone buildings, one of two storeys and the other of three. The mill is mentioned in a local directory as early as 1791. (8)
According to Cotton's Exchequer bill of 1590 and Rowland Dand's answer to it, Dand's Mill was built about 1587. Provisionally identified with Stanton Mill. After its suspension as a corn mill, Dand's Mill was converted into a fulling mill, and it was still operating as such in 1664. (10)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch, IS card

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

2 BW print, SMR

Listed buildings slides, 2 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

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

Other Refs: IA4 50/12

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

<3> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), pp 22,23 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<4> Stroud G, 2001, Extensive Urban Survey: Mansfield, p 19 (Unpublished document). SNT1860.

<5> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

<6> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<7> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 173 (Monograph). SNT4.

<8> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 259 (Published document). SNT1304.

Other Refs: pp 74-6, ill p 201

<9> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 109 (Monograph). SNT5.

<10> Thoroton Society, 2007, TTS, p 92 (Serial). SNT2594.

Sources/Archives (13)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 2 slides.
  • <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). pp 22,23.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Stroud G. 2001. Extensive Urban Survey: Mansfield. p 19.
  • <5> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <6> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <7> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 173.
  • <8> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 259.
  • <9> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 109.
  • <10> Serial: Thoroton Society. 2007. TTS. 111. p 92.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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