The area was home to people for many years prior to the coming of the mills.
It was home to the Romans and is mentioned as an unnamed hamlet of Glapwell in the Doomsday book.
It is first mentioned as Pleasa’s clearing in Old English, its oldest owner was Serlo De Pleasley and in 1281 King Edward I allowed 4 bucks and 8 does to be transported here from Sherwood Forrest to stock the Park.
Prior to the mills arrival it was purely agricultural and later swords and saws were made here.
The manor house was left in ruins by the Leeke family
Notes from the site notice boards from Bolsover District.