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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: 1219048



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


District: Manchester

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Nov-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 388215

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SJ8498 JERSEY STREET, Ancoats 698-1/17/453 (South side) 11/11/88 Paragon Mill


Cotton spinning mill. electrically powered. 1912 for McConnell and Kennedy. Brick with white stone and terracotta dressings. Concrete floor. Internal structure of cast iron columns, steel beams and concrete floors. 6 storeys, 10-bays, trapeziform plan, with ground floor extension designed to house preparation machinery. External stair tower against S elevation, and external towers built to house electric motors also built against this wall. Simplified baroque detail, with sill bands to ground and 1st floors, wide stone string course between 4th and 5th floors, pilasters above and below this, and corner turrets with segmentally-arched bands and banded parapets; segmentall-headed 9-pane 3-3-3 windows divided by pilasters, with tower at SE corner surmounted by broken pediment and parapet. W return side in similar style, with narrow stair and sprinkler tower slightly canted back and rising 2 further storeys. Entrance advanced from base of tower, which is also linked by a bridge to the adjoining Sedgwick New Mill (sedgwick Mills, qv). Single storeyed extension (part of the original design) to the E of the site intended to house preparation machinery. The mill was built to an advanced design for electric power using Manchester Corporation mains supply. The mill forms part of the McConnell Kennedy works, together with the earlier Sedgwick Mills and Royal Mill (qv). A further mill (Long Mill) is no longer extant. McConnell Kennedy formed one of the largest of the Manchester textile firms, which amalgamated with the Fine Cotton Spinners and Doublers Association in 1898. Early example of mains electrically powered mill, typifying early C20 construction; important part of group of McConnell Kennedy mills.

Listing NGR: SJ8496198591

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National Grid Reference: SJ 84961 98591


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