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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List Entry Number: 1207994



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Manchester
District Type: Metropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Nov-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 387930

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698-1/29/16 (West side (off))
11/11/88 Brownfield Mill


Cotton spinning mill, built as a room and power mill. Now in
use as cash-and-carry premises. Built c1825 and extended
shortly afterwards to form an L-plan. Brick, rendered to all
but SW elevation; slate roofs; cast iron and timber intermal
structure. Main block of c1825 os parallel to the Rochdale
Canal: 7 storeys, 12 bays, with internal engine house at gable
end marked by round-arched openings to SW. Small windows with
segmentally arched brick-heads. Small privy tower on N
elevation, which also has taking-in doors on lower floors to E
of centre. 6-storeyed 7-bay wing at right angles to this range
a slightly later addition, probably used for warehousing. It
has central full-height loading bay, and privy and stair
turret enclosing chimney, built at angle of the two ranges,
with main entrance at base of tower. The chimney is now
Manchester's oldest surviving mill chimney. Original site of
boilers probably in detached fireproof room situated beneath
the level of the yard. Internal construction has cast iron
columns carrying heavy timber beams which directly carry floor
Included as an excellent example of an early C19 mill, its
plan form typical of early Manchester mills, and which in its
detailed layout and design demonstrates the development of an
industrial architecture in the relationships between function
and plan. A rare surviving example of a type of construction
employing heavy timber and cast iron, a system which provided
load-bearing strength (well-suited to room-and-power mills in
which upper floors would also be used for very heavy
machinery) and slow-burn properties.

Listing NGR: SJ8489298407

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National Grid Reference: SJ 84892 98400

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