NILE MILL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1376627
Date first listed:
04-Nov-1996
Statutory Address:
NILE MILL, FIELDS NEW ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
NILE MILL, FIELDS NEW ROAD

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

District:
Oldham (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 90475 04280

Details

SD 90 SW, 780-0/7/10008

CHADDERTON, FIELDS NEW ROAD

Nile Mill

II

Cotton spinning mill, steam powered. Built as a ring spinning mill in 1898 by P S Stott for the Nile Spinning and Doubling Co. Ltd. Top storey added 1905, the card room extended 1907. Cast-iron and steel-framed with brick-arched ceilings. Brick cladding with flat, probably concrete roof. PLAN: double mill, with central engine house, partially projecting to rear, and balanced to front by projecting tower. EXTERIOR: Four storeys, with carding areas to ground floor, spinning floors above. Each half has nine bays divided by pilasters and each containing three very wide windows. Yellow brick bands as lintels. Decorative corbelling to upper storey. Angle pilasters with corbelled panels to stair towers at each corner. Stone parapet. Card room extensions, single-storeyed in right-hand section, 2-storeyed to left, similarly divided and detailed. Some alterations to central tower, which possibly housed taking-in doors, but which was altered, probably on conversion to electrical power. Loading doors with hoist to right of 13-bay return elevation. Engine house partially within the body of the mill, and partially projecting from centre of rear elevation, with two round-arched windows, and lower upper windows. Stack with white brick lettering beyond engine house, linked by single-storey boiler house. Sprinkler tower above engine house, projecting by one storey above the roof line. Detached office block to south of the site, single-storeyed, brick with painted stone dressings. The mill is of interest both as a good example of a double mill, and also as a relatively early example of a purpose-built ring spinning mill, the largest in the world at the time of its construction.



Listing NGR: SD9047504280

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
470633
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gurr, Duncan, Hunt, , The Cotton Mills of Oldham, (1989)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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