Building at Former Arcon Engineering approximately 60 metres east of Wallsuches House


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15-17, Mill View Lane, Horwich, BL6 6TL


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Statutory Address:
15-17, Mill View Lane, Horwich, BL6 6TL

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Bolton (Metropolitan Authority)
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This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/06/2017

SD 61 SE 4/21

HORWICH Mill View Lane Nos 15-17, Building at Former Arcon Engineering approximately 60 metres east of Wallsuches House (q.v.)

(Formerly listed as Building at Arcon Engineering approximately 60 metres east of Wallsuches House (q.v.), CHORLEY OLD ROAD)

GV II Former factory building. Late C18. Dressed stone with hipped slate roof. Two storeys, west facade of three bays, north and south facades approximately 25 metres long with later extensions to east.West facade has rusticated ground floor and first floor sill band. Two ashlar panels flank round-headed window with imposts and keys, probably originally entrance, now with small-paned casement. Round-headed windows to first floor with keys and small-paned glazing, the central window blind. Open timber bell turret with pyramidal roof. North and south facades of irregular bays with small windows and later entrances.

Wallsuches Bleach Works, founded 1775, was one of the first chemical bleach works in the country. A rare and early example of a bleach works building.

Listing NGR: SD6534711786


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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: 06 Jun 2000
Reference: IOE01/00900/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David H Swain. Source Historic England Archive
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