Building record M4662 - ORDSALL MILL AT EAST RETFORD


WATERMILL (Stuart to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference SK 70579 79579 (point)
Map sheet SK77NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish East Retford, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A large 3 storeyed building, parts of which could well be C18. It has been subject to some renovation over the years. We didn't go inside. The property is up for sale and only with some difficulty did we get permission to measure it (08/07/1969). (1)
Demolished 24/05/1989. (2)
Ordsall Mill (corn). (3)
Watermill shown. (4)
Possibly of C18 origin this was a 3 storey brick and tile watermill demolished in 1989. At various times it was a corn mill and a paper mill. Steam power was added in 1851 and it was partly a scrap iron store by 1933. It was a corn mill in 1701 and by 1727 a paper mill had been established. It was sold in 1890 as a flour mill. Whilst it was a paper mill in 1815 a Foudrnier (sic) machine was added. (5)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch, IS card

Listed buildings slides, 2 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

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

Other Refs: IA1 61/1

<2> Baddeley V, 1989, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT429.

<3> OS, 1920, 1:2500, County Series 1920 (Map). SNT1029.

Other Refs: 14/4

<4> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

<5> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 6 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 2 slides.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Personal comment: Baddeley V. 1989. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Map: OS. 1920. 1:2500, County Series 1920.
  • <4> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 6.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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