Monument record M7512 - Worsted spinning mill, Arnold


WORSTED MILL (Georgian); WATERMILL (Georgian)


Grid reference SK 58199 44800 (point)
Map sheet SK54SE
District Gedling
Civil Parish Arnold, Gedling


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Robert Davison, John Davison and John Hawksley built a 5 storey mill at Arnold in 1792. It included workshop, wool warehouse, dyehouse, granary, stables and large millpond. They handled raw cotton and wool and produced finished goods, all at the mill except for the knitting which was let out to framework knitters. By 1800 they employed 2000 including the 600 knitters. The water reserves were only sufficient for two days production and a steam engine was installed. The last partner, Hawksley, died in 1815. The machinery was sold off and the site converted into Nottingham's first gas works. The mill pond remains as a feature in Arnot Hill Park. (1)
Early in 1811 it was offered for sale … [by] 'John Hawksley of Arnold … a Bankrupt'. The mill had now been reduced to a mass of building material. (2)
Grid ref estimated.

<1> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft) (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<2> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 97 (Published document). SNT1304.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft).
  • <2> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 97.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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