Former Paper Mill

21 Jul 2000
Former Paper Mill, A694, Stanley, Derwentside, Durham
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

NZ 15 NE STANLEY A 694 (South side) Lintzford 2/135 (inset) Former Paper Mill 1/10/86 GV II Farmer Paper Mill, now printing ink manufacturer's premises. Probably c. 1840 for James Annandale, on site occupied by corn mill since C17 and by paper mill since 1703. Sandstone ashlar with quoins; Welsh slate roof with yellow ridge tiles and stone gable copings. Irregular plan. South elevation towards lane: 2 gabled blocks linked by block with hipped roof; long low block breaks forward from the right of the hip-roofed block.

First gabled block of 3 storeys, 2 bays has right bay obscured by linking block; left ground-floor fixed light of 3 rows of 4 panes, with one opening pane; similar but 9-pane window above; on top floor double boarded partly-glazed loading doors with pulley girders projecting above. Curved blocks support rectangular kneelers of coping with panelled block finial.

2-storey, 4-bay block at right has 16-pane sashes on first floor; ground floor obscured by small later addition at left, and long one-storey range breaking forward at right; hipped roof. One-storey range has double-pitch roofs extending over low side sections; 4 windows with vertical glazing bars in left return; shorter extension on right return obscured by goods. On front elevation a gabled small addition.

To right of hip-roofed part, and partly obscured by one-storey range, a 2-storey, 2-bay gabled block has ground-floor blocked windows, 16-pane sashes above with flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills, and 12-pane sash in gable peak; gable has similar treatment to that at left of group. Interior not inspected.

The only surviving paper mill building on the Derwent, a river once renowned for its usefulness in such manufacture. This mill made among other things particularly strong cartridge paper, used for ammunition.

Source: Newcastle Central Library,Local Newspaper Cuttings, vol.59B p.316.

Listing NGR: NZ1505557187


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0486 IOE Records taken by Bob Cottrell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Cottrell, Bob

Rights Holder: Cottrell, Bob


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