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Located West of Nottingham in the East Midlands, UK, the water mills and Manor House of Toton (pronounced ‘Toaton’) have long been of interest to local historians. Summer 2014 saw a lottery-funded project begin which we hope will leave a legacy for local and county communities.

The project is a partnership between the Friends of Toton Fields Group and Broxtowe Borough Council, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The archaeological work is being carried out by Trent & Peak Archaeology who are based locally.


Water mills and Manor House

Archaeological targets

On October 2015, the project sadly came to a close. For any general enquiries please contact Gill Morral, Project Leader (gill.morral@ntlworld.com).

You can view our Finds & Facts booklet,  Manor House report or Water mill report, or simply browse this site.

Thank you to all contributors and interested parties alike.

Project Completed October 2015!
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We knew the location of one mill already so an exploratory trench and full excavation was carried out in September 2014.


Water mill

A manor house, mentioned in the Domesday book. Demolished 60 years ago and still in some resident’s memories, but a mystery to most. We unravelled some of its secrets in June 2014.


Toton Manor House

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