Monument record M4047 - Bark Mill; Meadow Foundry, Mansfield


FOUNDRY (Stuart to Mid-20th Century); TANNERY (Stuart to Mid-20th Century); WATERMILL (Stuart to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference SK 54050 60560 (point)
Map sheet SK56SW
District Mansfield
Civil Parish Mansfield, Mansfield


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Foundry, c.1800. Much of structure unsound. Original stonework in good condition. River Maun now underneath building. Imminent danger of demolition, 09/07/1965. (1)
This was the site of possibly C18 tannery. In 1827 (3) this site had a 12ft diameter wheel using a 5ft 8in head of water, situated 22 1/2 chains upstream from Town Mill. At this date Midworth set up a foundry at Bark Mill, Littleworth. The Birks family had a water-powered tannery , with wood-working and bobbin mill. Bradshaw and Sampson later founded Meadow Foundry on the site, 1852. A plan with a lease of 1872 shows two buildings straddling the river with an external wheel. There are now no remains on the site which is now part of the Mansfield Brewery Company site. (2)
Shown on (4).
See M7461 for Memott's/Page's Mill, at or near this site.

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

Other Refs: IA4 50/4

<2> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), pp 20-21 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<3> Fairbanks J, 1827, Plan of several mills at Mansfield - NA MD 5L (Map). SNT1871.

<4> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). pp 20-21.
  • <3> Map: Fairbanks J. 1827. Plan of several mills at Mansfield - NA MD 5L.
  • <4> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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