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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: 1072722



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

County: Lancashire

District: Hyndburn

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Altham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Jul-1975

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 183848

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ALTHAM Off BURNLEY ROAD SD 73 SE 3/45 The Corn Mill 9.7.1975 G.V. II

Former water mill, dated 1816, with extension (now under conversion as dwellings). Coursed sandstone, stone slate roof on 2 levels with chimneys at left gable and on gable at junction. Single pile plan, roughly L-shaped with outshut to front of left end and projecting double-pile extension at right end. Built into slope above river: 3 storeys to front, 4 at rear. In centre at 2nd floor level is shouldered stone plaque lettered "Erected BY E. TOPHAM Esquire 1816" Various square window openings and doors to front and rear, including 3-tier warehouse doors in front of extension. At left end is low boiler house and a tapering cylindrical stone chimney with moulded collar and cap. History: used as corn mill to mid-C19, subsequently various other functions including ice works, wheelwright's shop, and 1906-47 manufacture of heald staves (Ainsworth Altham and Huncoat pp. 142-45).

Listing NGR: SD7750232996

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ainsworth, R, The Old Homesteads of Accrington and District, (1928), 142-145

National Grid Reference: SD 77502 32996


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