Building record M4903 - Blyth Mill


WATERMILL (Medieval to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 63264 86888 (19m by 34m)
Map sheet SK68NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Blyth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Blyth Mill, c 1/2 mile from centre of village on the road to Barnby Moor. A long range of buildings of complex architectural history. There seem to be 2 buildings built onto each other. The bottom half of the wall on 3 sides is of stone, the top half and the 4th side is of brick. The roof of the larger section is sharply pitched and pantiled, that of the smaller section (or 2nd building) is shallower and now corrugated asbestos sheets. Wheel last fitted against end of small section? The building is now used as a piggery and store. It is in a fair state of preservation. There was an expanse of water from Ryton behind the mill and although it is now drained, the ground is rather boggy still. (09/08/1963). (1)
Named 'Mill'. (3)
Shown on Chapman. (4)
The earliest reference to Blyth Mill is 1287. The mill was still working in 1938. It had two breastshot wheels 20ft diameter by 4ft 6in wide with iron rims and spokes and wooden buckets. By 1916 only one wheel was working in an external wheelhouse. The building is 3 storeys high, in stone on 3 sides for 2 stroeys then brick. Possibly built in 2 phases. Roof pantiles and corrugated sheets. Still in farm use. Mil pond has been drained. (5)
Under renovation 6.9.2002. Masonry remains largely intact. New windows being inserted. New pantile roof and gable coping. (6)

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

Other Refs: IA3 12/5

<2> OS, 1899, 1:2500, County Series 1899 (Map). SNT1020.

Other Refs: 6/13

<3> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

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

<5> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), pp 2-3 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<6> White J, 2002, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1529.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1899. 1:2500, County Series 1899.
  • <3> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <4> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). pp 2-3.
  • <6> Personal comment: White J. 2002. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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