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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: 1387926



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


District: Bolton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Nov-1996

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 475920

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SD71SW BLACKBURN ROAD 797-1/2/39 (East side) 04/11/96 Astley Bridge Mill


Cotton spinning mill. 1927. By Bradshaw, Gass and Hope. For Sir John Holden. Brick, with steel and concrete internal structure and flat (concrete) roof. EXTERIOR: 5 storeys and basement, 14x6 bays with stressed angles (housing services), one with tower. Wide flat headed windows grouped in 3's between pilasters with ornamented terracotta capitals. Cornice over 4th floor, and brick mullions to attic windows. Fretted parapet. Stair tower at north-west angle, with round arched windows with balconettes in upper storey, and domed copper roof. 2-storey extension to card rooms (probably contemporary with building of main mill) runs along eastern elevation. Single storey extension (probably associated with electrical power system of mill) attached to north elevation. Short chimney of square section in centre of north elevation, serving heating boilers. South elevation divided by full-height pilasters with neo-Egyptian capitals. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: the mill was built to use mains electricity as its power source, and was the last mill to be built in Bolton. (Williams M: Cotton Mills in Greater Manchester: London: 1992-; Longworth J: The Cotton Mills of Bolton: Bolton: 1987-).

Listing NGR: SD7162512251

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Longworth, J, The Cotton Mills of Bolton 1780 to 1985, (1987)
Williams, M , Cotton Mills in Greater Manchester, (1992)

National Grid Reference: SD 71625 12251


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