Building record M4398 - Langwith Mill, Nether Langwith


FLOUR MILL (Georgian to Late 20th Century); COTTON MILL (Georgian to Late 20th Century); WATERMILL (Georgian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 54738 70295 (38m by 26m)
Map sheet SK57SW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Nether Langwith, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Limestone with a slate roof. Had large chimney until 10 years ago. Ceased cotton spinning c.1848, converted to a corn mill c.1886 by present user's grandfather. Now a store place and hen house for Farmer Collingham. Large dam alongside, now a meadow. Race led under centre of mill. Dam was fed by a mile long contoured canal from Langwith Lodge Lake. 3 rows of workers cottages nearby. At least 20yds of shafting with cog wheels in lower storey (--/10/1963). (1)
The remains of a cotton mill which must originally have been one of the largest in the district. Probably built in the 1780s. Certainly existed in March 1788 [cf] a drawing … in the Boulton & Watt collection. (3)
An early water-powered example of c.1780: four storeyed and originally sixteen windows wide (quite a remarkable size as early industrial buildings in Notts go). Three rows of workers' cottages were demolished in 1964. (5)
Built in 1786 for cotton spinning, water power being supplemented by a steam engine. (6)
Named 'Cotton Mill'. (7)
The surviving remains are of the cotton spinning mill which was erected c 1780 by GR and A Burden of Mansfield. It was originally 6 storeys high and 120ft by 33ft. It had an 18ft - 20ft diameter undershot waterwheel. Supplementary power was by Boulton and Watt steam engine from 1786 to 1846. (9)
See L5368 for mill race.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(4), Ind Arch File

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

7 BW print, 2A-4A, AA5A-8A, SMR

Listed buildings slides, (Photograph). SNT2648.

Unknown, 1788, Boulton and Watt engine (Plan). SNT4275.

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

Other Refs: IA3 53/3

<2> Pigott S, 1949, Hollins A Study of Industry (Published document). SNT1151.

<3> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, pp 76-8 (Published document). SNT1304.

<4> Reedman K, 1977, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1180.

<5> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 180 (Monograph). SNT4.

<6> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 48 (Monograph). SNT5.

<7> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<8> OS, 1918, 1:2500, County Series 1918 (Map). SNT1027.

Other Refs: 18/5

<9> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 23 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

Sources/Archives (13)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. .
  • --- Plan: Unknown. 1788. Boulton and Watt engine. Larger than A3. 1. scaled and inked.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Published document: Pigott S. 1949. Hollins A Study of Industry.
  • <3> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. pp 76-8.
  • <4> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 180.
  • <6> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 48.
  • <7> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <8> Map: OS. 1918. 1:2500, County Series 1918.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 23.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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