Swan Lane Mill No. 3, Higher Swan Lane - Bolton

Cotton spinning mill, designed by Stott and Sons of Oldham in 1914. Part of a complex of three. Unusually tall, eight storeys high (six plus a double attic). At the time of completion of the second mill, the complex is said to have formed the largest spinning mill in the world. The building is in a poor condition, with a large number of windows missing, water penetration and widespread vegetation growth.

Swan Lane Mill No. 3, Higher Swan Lane - Bolton
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: SWAN LANE MILL NUMBER 3
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1388071
  • Local Planning Authority: Bolton
  • Site Type: Industrial > Textile industry site


  • Building Name: Swan Lane Mill No. 3
  • Street Name: Higher Swan Lane
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Bolton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bolton South East
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company