This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
The following building shall be added: ATHERTON FLAPPER FOLD LANE SD 60 SE 2/76 Ena Mill II Cotton spinning mill (formerly for male spindles). 1908 by G Temperley & Son architects of Bolton. Red brick with stone and buff terracotta dressings; iron (or steel) girders with concrete floors. Aligned E/W. Five storeyed mill with 2-storeyed carding room projecting to S; external engine house with rope race to end wall of mill; adjoining boiler house and stack (to SE); stair/sprinkler tower (to NE). 12 x 9 bays, the long elevations with 3 windows per bay, each bay divided by shallow pilaster buttresses; plain buff bonding at lintel level. Cambered window arches to top floor only; low parapet raised over central bay. Tower rises 2 storeys above parapet level; show front (N) with central window to each stage under variedly treated entablatures; segmental pediment above parapet level (of mill) to each face; 3 round-headed windows beneath parapet with low corner turrets. Engine house (with tall round-headed windows with glazing bars) and boiler house with low parapets. Stack of circular section with moulded and panelled cap.
Interior: circular section-columns with simple shaped capitals. A good, complete example of a late Edwardian mill; it was lit by electricity generated by its own dynamo. It was designed to accommodate 87,072 male spindles and 12,880 ring.
Listing NGR: SD6725303522
© Mr David H Swain. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Swain, David H
Rights Holder: Swain, David H
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