Building record M4059 - Flour Mill, Church Warsop


FLOUR MILL (Medieval to Late 20th Century); WATERMILL (Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 56874 68598 (13m by 22m)
Map sheet SK56NE
District Mansfield
Locality Church Warsop
Civil Parish Warsop, Mansfield


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Flour mill, 1767. Converted to electric power 1951, when the water wheel was removed. Still used but in imminent danger due to lack of trade. Stone built - from Hills and Holes quarry. Much of interior woodwork has been restored after 2 fires in early C20. Water still runs beneath the mill. (01/07/1964). Grey stone building, rectangular steps up side. 3 floors. No wheels to be seen on outside. Dam on opposite side of road (ie pond). Site mentioned in Domesday Book (05/07/1964). (1)
Dated 1767 above the doorway, but the site was mentioned in the Domesday Book. (2)
Still in use but no longer water powered. The wheel was removed in 1946, a water turbine is still in situ … It has external stone steps to 1st floor and stone mullioned windows. Datestone 1767. (3) (4)
Named 'Mill'. (6)
Waatermill shown. (7)
Earliest mention in DB. It is mentioned in the Permabulation of Sherwood Forest in 1589. The present mill was erected in 1767 (datestone). It was surveyed in 1963 when it had one internal breastshot wheel, French stones and an auxiliary water turbine (see source for details). The mill was fired in 1923 after which the roof was replaced by asbestos sheeting. The water wheel was scrapped in 1946 and milling is now by electric powered rollers. Water loss was caused through the years because of mining subsidence reducing the available power. (8)
See M18283 for mill pond, M11869 for bridge and weir.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(3), Ind Arch File

Listed buildings slides, 31 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

Graham Beaumont, 01/07/83, Church Warsop Water Mill, Church Street (Plan). SNT4375.

<1> CBA, Industrial Survey, IA3 85/3 (Published document). SNT184.

<2> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 284 (Published document). SNT1304.

<3> Reedman K, 1977, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1180.

<4> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 365 (Monograph). SNT4.

<5> OS, 1918, 1:2500, County Series 1918 (Map). SNT1027.

Other Refs: 18/10

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

<7> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

<8> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 18 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 31 slides.
  • --- Plan: Graham Beaumont. 01/07/83. Church Warsop Water Mill, Church Street. A4. scaled but not inked.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey. IA3 85/3.
  • <2> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 284.
  • <3> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 365.
  • <5> Map: OS. 1918. 1:2500, County Series 1918.
  • <6> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <7> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 18.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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