Monument record M5288 - Lower Mill; Middle Mill, Hucknall


COTTON MILL (Georgian to Mid-20th Century); WATERMILL (Georgian to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 55051 48171 (275m by 272m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SK54NE
District Ashfield
Civil Parish Hucknall, Ashfield


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Middle Mill built soon after 1787 (sic). Evidence on the ground for continuation of aqueduct to here from Grange Mills (beside Bulwell- Papplewick Road, N of site of mill). Possibly site of Boulton and Watt's first steam engine for cotton spinning. Only earthworks survive. (1)
Lower Mill was a large stone building over 120ft long and 6 storeys high, finished by 1782. Sluices were at Cobblers Hill, line of dam and channel can be seen (mill demolished). The first Boulton and Watt steam engine was installed here, 1786 - evidence from drawings and insurance policies. (2)
Nominated Site for Local Listing by Ashfield District Council (ADC Ref: 253) (3).
See M2114, M2082, M2582, M2645, M2588 for Robinsons' mills, M3434 for mill pond and dam.

<1> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, pp 83, 86-8 (Published document). SNT1304.

<2> Assoc for Industrial Arch, 1987, Ind Arch Review (No 2), no 2, pp 45,55,125 (Article in serial). SNT182.

<3> Ashfield District Council, Ashfield Local List (Document). SNT4755.

<4> John Samuels Archaeological Consultants, 1994, The Historical Water Management of the Mills on the Rivers Leen & Erewash (Unpublished document). SNT5726.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. pp 83, 86-8.
  • <2> Article in serial: Assoc for Industrial Arch. 1987. Ind Arch Review (No 2). 9. no 2, pp 45,55,125.
  • <3> Document: Ashfield District Council. Ashfield Local List.
  • <4> Unpublished document: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. 1994. The Historical Water Management of the Mills on the Rivers Leen & Erewash.

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Record last edited

Jul 23 2024 3:32PM

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