Monument record M4399 - Dukeries Flour Mill; Beard's Mill, Worksop


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


Grid reference SK 57609 78799 (point)
Map sheet SK57NE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Worksop, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Watermill, late C18. Original stone built structure much added to in recent years. Previously known as Beard's Mill. The dam was drained before the last war and the ground has now been built on. The mill house stands nearby and there is also a short row of millworkers cottages, though both these are now in poor condition. ... The mill may originally have been built for industrial purposes (no evidence available). The mill dam was fed by a streamlet that flowed into the Ryton near Lady Lea. (02/08/1963). (1)
3 storey rectangular building in coursed rubble sandstone with dressed quoins. A 4th storey added in concrete "stone" blocks C20. Premises now derelict. Probably on an early site. Millers of "Major Oak Flour". (4)
Shown on (5) and (6).
A 4 storey, long, slated stone building with a centrally placed, enclosed water wheel. It burnt down in 1973. (7)
See M11213 for Mill House, M11214 for cottages.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(4), Ind Arch File

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

2 BW print, BB3A,4A, SMR

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

Other Refs: IA3 90/1

<2> OS, 1920, 1:2500, County Series 1920 (Map). SNT1029.

Other Refs: 13/2

<3> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 286 (Published document). SNT1304.

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

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

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

<7> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 38 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1920. 1:2500, County Series 1920.
  • <3> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 286.
  • <4> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <6> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 38.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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