Monument record M5000 - GLUE WORKS AT EAST RETFORD


GLUE FACTORY (Georgian to Early 20th Century)


Grid reference SK 70049 82219 (point)
Map sheet SK78SW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish East Retford, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Glue works. The works were closed in 1919, buildings sold in 1948. In between times used as a warehouse. Now used as a vehicle repair shop. Extensive range of buildings in red brick. The 2 main ones are long and narrow and at right angles. There are 2 worker's cottages on fringe of site in good condition. Yard has a well now covered with a conical hood. Evidence of pits for soaking hides. There is almost a complete system of drainage in the yard. The owner's house is now an inn (Flying Scotsman) - works belonged to Ashworth family. (1)
Glueworks disused. (2)
Now demolished. (3)
2 main buildings shown on map.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Photocopy, (2), SMR card

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

Other Refs: IA1 27/7

<2> OS, 1921, 1:2500, County Series 1921 (Map). SNT1030.

Other Refs: 9/11

<3> Robinson, C, 2005, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1788.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1921. 1:2500, County Series 1921.
  • <3> Personal comment: Robinson, C. 2005. Pers Comm.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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