Building record M4773 - Carlton Mill, Carlton in Lindrick


FLOUR MILL (Medieval to Mid-20th Century); WATERMILL (Medieval to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 58767 83794 (12m by 10m)
Map sheet SK58SE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Carlton in Lindrick, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Mill and adjoining house of stone. Mill has pantile roof, house flat tiles. The house is occupied and the mill was used until 2 years ago. Electric power had been installed because of reduced water power. The mill still seems to be in working condition. There is a large expanse of water behind the mill, fed by Owlands Wood Dyke. Wheel iron, c 15ft diameter, still in position. Machinery and one set of stones in situ. There are places for 2 more sets of stones. (06/08/1963). (1)
2 mills rendering 21 shillings in Carlton in Lindrick in DB. (3)
The existing mill buildings are entirely modern, probably late C18 or early C19. There is a most probable site of one or both of the DB mills. (4)
The chimney stack, now reduced in height, indicates that a steam engine has also been employed. (6)
Now village museum. A water corn mill with a C19 cast-iron water wheel in situ. (7)
Museum, formerly water corn mill. Late C18 and mid C19. Interior contains the C19 grinding machinery in situ. (8)
A modern style mill seems to have been in being by 1717 at least. It was in use till 1961. It had two pairs of gritstones and one pair of French burr. At its final working it was using one set of stones. The wheel, which remains in an outside annex, is iron and approx 15ft diameter. Although the millhouse is now a private dwelling some machinery has been preserved as a feature. In 1802 Mr Ramsden, the Lord of the Manor, diverted the watercourse to make a bleach yard in Walk Mill Field. (9)
Watermill shown. (10)
See M11004 for mill house.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(5), Ind Arch File

Listed buildings slides, 5 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

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

Other Refs: IA3 17/1

<2> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, pp 237-8 (Published document). SNT1304.

<3> VCH, 1906, Notts, Vol 1, p 262 (Published document). SNT1383.

<4> Phillips AS, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1139.

<5> Reedman K, 1977, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1180.

<6> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 44 (Monograph). SNT5.

<7> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 93 (Monograph). SNT4.

<8> DOE, Listed Building Description (Published document). SNT228.

<9> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), pp 3-4 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<10> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

Sources/Archives (12)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 5 slides.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. pp 237-8.
  • <3> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. Vol 1, p 262.
  • <4> Personal comment: Phillips AS. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <6> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 44.
  • <7> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 93.
  • <8> Published document: DOE. Listed Building Description.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). pp 3-4.
  • <10> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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