Building record M5081 - Monk's Mill, Scrooby


WATERMILL (Elizabethan to Second World War)


Grid reference Centred SK 65117 91010 (19m by 36m)
Map sheet SK69SE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Scrooby, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A 2 storeyed watermill, constructed mainly of brick, but with some dressed stone in the E and W walls. Possibly C18. The centre range of the building is roofless and derelict, and has no remaining machinery. The remainder has been converted into a private residence by the present owner, Group Captain Insoll. (1)
Watermill, disused. A building of stone, brick, timber frame, pantile roof, parts of which may be of considerable antiquity. The surviving stone work may be part of a Med structure. The mill was last used about 1943, condition had been allowed to deteriorate. The present owners have carried out careful work of restoration and the structure is now in sound condition. The mill was fed by a leat of R. Ryton. The owner believes that the mill had 2 wheels, one was in position when he bought the premises and there is space for another. The space where the wheel was has now been converted to a kitchen and the hub of the wheel moved to the 2nd position. The mill formed part of the estates of the Archbishop of York who had a palace at Scrooby in C15-C16 - there may be documentary evidence at York. (09/08/1968) (3)
Built of red brick and dating form the 17th century. The derelict mill was restored as a residence in the 1950's; it has an interesting flight of steps at the rear utilising old millstones. (6)
Named 'Mill'. (7)
Shown on Chapman. (8)
Two storeyed watermill called Monks Mill and of considerable antiquity. Mainly brick but some dressed stone. Now residential. No machinery remains. Ceased working c 1942/3 when its water source was diverted. In 1649 it was listed as two watermills under one roof, mill house and dwelling. (9)

Listed buildings slides, 1 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Emsley RW, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT669.

<2> Insoll Group Captain, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT826.

<3> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA1 71/1

<4> OS, 1921, 1:2500, County Series 1921 (Map). SNT1030.

Other Refs: 6/5

<5> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 277 (Published document). SNT1304.

<6> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 45 (Monograph). SNT5.

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

<8> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

<9> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 32 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 1 slides.
  • <1> Personal comment: Emsley RW. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <2> Personal comment: Insoll Group Captain. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <4> Map: OS. 1921. 1:2500, County Series 1921.
  • <5> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 277.
  • <6> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 45.
  • <7> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <8> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 32.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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