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IoE Number: 391703
Photographer: Mr Derek E. Wharton
Date Photographed: 03 September 2004
Date listed: 21 March 1994
Date of last amendment: 21 March 1994
Grade II

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MANSFIELD SK55NW HERMITAGE LANE 924-1/3/46 (West side) Hermitage Mill II Former water-powered textile mill, now builders' supplies warehouse. Late C18, with early, mid and late C19 and C20 alterations and additions. For the fourth Duke of Portland, who established several similar mills in the district. Coursed squared rubble and brick, partly rendered, with hipped and gabled concrete tile roofs. Windows are mainly cast-iron glazing bar casements. Main block, 3 storeys plus basement; 20-window range. Mainly obscured by late C20 flat-roofed addition. Mid C19 brick section, to left, has 8 segment-headed windows to the first and second floors, the left ones blocked. Above, 8 smaller segment-headed C20 casements. Basement has 2 altered round-arched openings, and to left a late C19 lean-to addition. To right, in the return angle, a hipped 3-storey block with a single segment-headed window on each floor. To right again, late C19 addition, 4 storeys; 4 x 6 windows. Plain coped parapet. Upper floors have each 4 windows. Below, off-centre round-arched doorway with heavy voussoirs, flanked to left by 2 smaller windows. Right return has 5 tapering buttresses up to the third floor. Regular fenestration, with one window on each upper floor altered to form a fire escape. Ground floor second bay has a flat-roofed porch. Rear has 2 windows on each floor, those to third floor segment-headed, with central loft doors on the upper floors, the top one blocked and flanked by an iron crane. Exposed parts of rear elevation have mainly original windows on the lower floors and late C20 casements to the third floor. INTERIOR has original front wall with blocked openings and Norwich Union fire insurance plaque. Timber floors, those to the basement with iron columns clad in brick. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Williamson E: Nottinghamshire: Harmondsworth: 1979-: 174; Nottinghamshire Industrial Archaeology Gazetteer).

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