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

Stroud (District Authority)
King's Stanley
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SO 81184 04242



10/23 Main building at Stanley Mills (previously listed as Stanley Mill) 28.6.60


Mill building and offices. 1813, large addition of c1825. For Harris and Maclean; later additions for Maclean, Stephens and Company. Ashlar base: Flemish bond red brick with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof. originally L-plan, 5-storey. Matching block added to east with small 2-storey office projection to north, enlarged to 3-storey. North side: main elevation of west arm of original block to right; fenestration 4:5:4; central Venetian window to each floor of break forward with keyed round arch; stone voussoir lintels to other windows of break forward. Original fenestration: multi-paned iron casements with gauged brick flat arches, entirely unaltered. Alternating chamfered quoins; sill bands at 3rd and 5th storey levels. Fenestration to upper floor is round-arched without central Venetian window. Plain parapet with stone coping, formerly with central pediment (illustrated on C19 headed notepaper). Simplified fenestration to other elevations of original block, very imposing on south side with continuous run of 16 windows to each floor. Hipped roof with long continuous rooflights. North side of additional block to left with fenestration 3:4:3, this time outer parts of elevation having central Venetian windows, each with oval central arch in gauged brick supported on iron colonnettes; voussoir lintels to fenestration of central break forward. Two-bay wide central projection to elevation with 16-pane sash fenestration, enlarged to 3-storey and extended in late Cl9; large doorway on east side with moulded architraves and flat timber porch hood on shaped brackets; 8-panel double doors with rectangular light over. At north west corner of block roof top water tower with iron tank supported on square base with round-arched stone-dressed recess on each face. East end: elevation of additional block to right has 3-window fenestration, central being tripartite. Interior: L-block has very early fireproof construction. Central arcade of classical cast-iron columns have round-arched tracery supporting transverse iron beams; segmental-arched brick cross- vaulting supported on beams and having stone flag floor finish. This ironwork is of high architectural quality, the spandrels above the arcade also being of a correct size to take power drive shafts. Benjamin Gibbons was the manufacturer. Heavy iron doors with self-closing weights are fitted to staircase doorways. A mill building of great importance due to the fireproofed structure (which survived a major fire in 1884) and the quality of the brick elevations. At time of survey (October 1985) continues to be used for the manufacture of cloth. (N.M. Herbert, 'King's Stanley' in V.C.H. Glos. x, 1972, pp 242- 257; well illustrated in K.G. Ponting, The Woollen Industry of South West England, 1971; J. Tann, Gloucestershire Woollen Mills, 1967; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO8118404242


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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1972), 242-257
Ponting, K G , The Woollen Industry of South West England, (1971)
Tann, J, Gloucestershire Woollen Mills, (1967)
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 24 Mar 2002
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