Monument record M5378 - Gorton's Mill, Cuckney


TEXTILE MILL (Georgian); WATERMILL (Georgian)


Grid reference SK 56169 71130 (point)
Map sheet SK57SE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Cuckney, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Calico and tape mill. Nothing survives, so far as is known, to indicate the location of Richard Gorton's mill, in which a Boulton and Watt steam engine was being installed as early as 1787. It was destroyed by fire in 1792 (this one or M4396?), but its remains were used as a malt kiln for some years. (1)
Gorton built a factory at Cuckney in 1787, close by a stream, but powered their frames by a 14hp Boulton & Watt "sun and planet" engine. Judging from the correspondence with Boulton & Watt the engine did not serve the frames well, and was sold in 1794. (2)
Gorton's Mill, on corner of Cresswell Road - slight remains. Visible on map, perhaps 1881. (3)
NB One IS card has this grid ref, but refers to Topliss Mill, M4396.
See M4396, M4409 for other mills.

<1> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 242 (Published document). SNT1304.

<2> Chapman SD, 1967, The Early Factory Masters, p 106 (Published document). SNT2614.

<3> Ibbotson PJ, 1990, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT822.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 242.
  • <2> Published document: Chapman SD. 1967. The Early Factory Masters. p 106.
  • <3> Personal comment: Ibbotson PJ. 1990. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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