Kearsley Mill


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Statutory Address:
Kearsley Mill, Crompton Road


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Statutory Address:
Kearsley Mill, Crompton Road

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

Bolton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 75160 05716


SD 70 NE 797/10/10014



II Cotton spinning mill. 1904-1908. For the Kearsley Spinning Company. Red brick, cream brick top storey and detailing; of steel framed and concrete construction, comprised of rolled steel beams encased in plaster or concrete.

The complex is comprised of a single tall rectangular block of five storeys, above a basement. At the south east corner, a stair tower with integral water tank, below a domed roof, the lower corners embellished with pilasters. Full-height chimney to north west with white lettering V/ER/KEARSLEY.

Single storey block to west, with tall, round-arched window, formerly engine house and range of offices. A near-complete example of an early C20 spinning mill designed specifically to be powered by electricity generated on site, by steam turbine generators. The electrical motors were housed in an attached projecting tower and the mill was powered by a group drive system, each electrical motor driving a group of machines via line shafting.

Listing NGR: SD7516005716


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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: 17 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/01489/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David H Swain. Source Historic England Archive
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