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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: 1067445



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


District: Oldham

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Saddleworth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 03-Jul-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 212089

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SADDLEWORTH DELPH SD 9807 7/76 Shore Mill - - II* Water-powered carding mill. Early 1780s. Hammer-dressed stone with graduated stone slate roof. 3 storeys with a centrally-placed undershot waterwheel. 2 blocked doors (now windows) and a later doorway on either side of two 2-light windows (formerly of a longer row). 12-light windows to first and second floors, every third mullion being a king mullion. All windows have flat-faced recessed stone mullions. Gable stack and taking-in doors to gables. The rear retains a blocked arched mill leat opening, 4 and 3- light ground floor windows, two 5-light first floor windows and a 12-light second floor window. Interior: reconstructed water-wheel replacing the original overshot wheel. Timber beam single-span floors use an interesting pre-stressing mechanism: wrought-iron tie-rods are employed (of late C19) to sustain increase loading on the beams. Originally used for the willeying process in the woollen industry. A rare survival of an early water-powered mill built for the factory system of manufacture but still using a vernacular/domestic vocabulary of architecture. Bulletin of the Saddleworth Historical Society, Vol.9. No.4, 1979, p.81.

Listing NGR: SD9860207943

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Bulletin of the Saddleworth Historical Society' in Number 4, , Vol. 9, (1979), 81

National Grid Reference: SD 98602 07943


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