THE TENTERING TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1254273
Date first listed:
05-Dec-1991
Date of most recent amendment:
10-Mar-1992
Statutory Address:
THE TENTERING TOWER, STUBBINS VALE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE TENTERING TOWER, STUBBINS VALE ROAD

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Rossendale (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 78893 18309

Details

SD 71 NE THE TENTERING TOWER Stubbins Vale Road (Also known as The Wet 255-0/9/10001 Tower)

Formerly listes as THE WET TOWER)

II

Cloth store associated with former tenterfields; now derelict. 1866, for Porritt's Stubbins Vale Mill; raised c.1880. Coursed rock-faced sandstone, except the west wall which is of coursed rubble; no roof. Square plan. Designed as an eye-catcher. Formerly single-storey, now 2 storeys, 3 windows, symmetrical; with simple oversailing battlements to the north, east and south sides. The architectural front to the east has 3 unglazed vertical-rectangular windows on each floor; both sides have one similar window on each floor; and the entrance front to the west has a large round-headed doorway in the centre of the ground floor and a loading doorway above this approached by stone steps flush with the wall to the right (but now mostly fallen), both flanked by windows like those at the front but that to the right at ground floor now blocked. Interior now a void. History: used to store cloths before and after they were stretched on tenters; shown in a photograph of c.1870 as a single-storey building, with cloths on long tenter-frames in the field to the rear of it.

Listing NGR: SD7889318309

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
185847
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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