WINDMILL (Georgian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 73327 71789 (6m by 6m)
Map sheet SK77SW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Tuxford, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

To N of town. Squat brick tower mill. Has no cap but all machinery is in situ. No sails, but this is possibly the only restorable windmill in the county. (1)
Tower type mill, short, tarred red brick. Ogee cap structure, 4 patent sails and fan tails. (Up to c 1930 another windmill of same type but taller and of plain red brick stood at the same NGR but this structure now disappeared.) The mill was previously taken over by Ancient Monuments but responsibility recently passed back to owner. Grinding wheels and iron structures still intact, wooden fittings still to be seen but badly rotted. (2)
Shown as Windmill (Flour). (4)
The CBA industrial survey seems to be confused as there appears to have only ever been one tower mill at Mill Mount. (5)
The mill standing to the north of Tuxford village on Mill Mount to the east of the Great North Road was once a pair of windmills which stood side by side. This mill was tarred black with four storeys and an ogee cap. It was built c.1820. (6)
See M18134,5 for post mills.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(1), Ind Arch File

Listed buildings slides, 24 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

J. A. Severn, 05/07/82, Tuxford Windmill outbuildings (Plan). SNT3225.

Graham Beaumont, 23/03/82, Tuxford Windmill (Plan). SNT4378.

<1> Reedman K, 1977, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1180.

<2> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA1 80/4

<3> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 359 (Monograph). SNT4.

<4> OS, 1920, 1:2500, County Series 1920 (Map). SNT1029.

Other Refs: 20/5

<5> Robinson, C., 2004, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1738.

<6> Shaw T, 1995, Windmills of Nottinghamshire, p 38 (Published document). SNT1537.

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

Sources/Archives (11)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 24 slides.
  • --- Plan: J. A. Severn. 05/07/82. Tuxford Windmill outbuildings. 1.
  • --- Plan: Graham Beaumont. 23/03/82. Tuxford Windmill. A4. Measured sketch.
  • <1> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <2> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <3> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 359.
  • <4> Map: OS. 1920. 1:2500, County Series 1920.
  • <5> Personal comment: Robinson, C.. 2004. Pers Comm.
  • <6> Published document: Shaw T. 1995. Windmills of Nottinghamshire. p 38.
  • <7> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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