Building record M4125 - Watermill, Ollerton


CORN MILL (Georgian to Late 20th Century); WATERMILL (Georgian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 65326 67388 (21m by 21m)
Map sheet SK66NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Ollerton, Newark


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Watermill, still working. Brick built, in good condition but in danger of demolition for road widening. 3 floors, mill house attached. Iron wheel, iron pit and wallower. Iron with wood teeth on spur stone and crown. (04/07/1963). (1)
Opposite [the Hop Pole Hotel] … a water mill in complete working order with an iron breast wheel. (2)
Corn mill. It is still worked for a few days each year. (3)
Watermill. Mid and late C18. (4)
The mill building is 3 storeys, brick and pantile with the miller's house attached. The present waterwheel, metal, was installed in 1862 replacing an earlier, mainly wooden one. It is enclosed with the bypass sluice running by the side of the wheel. The wheel is 14ft 2in diameter by 7ft 8in wide, breastshot. (see source for more details). Milling ceased in 1980 and the mill is retained in working order by the Mettam family. (5)
Watermill shown. (6)
See M6074 for paper mill, M3440 for fulling mill.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch, IS card

Listed buildings slides, 55 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

Ollerton Watermill (Plan). SNT3497.

Ollerton Watermill (Plan). SNT3536.

07/11/96, Ollerton Watermill (Plan). SNT3535.

07/11/96, Ollerton Watermill (Plan). SNT3496.

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

Other Refs: IA1 60/1

<2> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 282 (Monograph). SNT4.

<3> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 271-2 (Published document). SNT1304.

<4> DOE, Listed Building Description (Published document). SNT228.

<5> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 31 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<6> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

Sources/Archives (12)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 55 slides.
  • --- Plan: 07/11/96. Ollerton Watermill. 1.
  • --- Plan: Ollerton Watermill. 1.
  • --- Plan: 07/11/96. Ollerton Watermill. 1.
  • --- Plan: Ollerton Watermill. 1.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 282.
  • <3> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 271-2.
  • <4> Published document: DOE. Listed Building Description.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 31.
  • <6> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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