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Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD 57831 05132



SD50NE POTTERY ROAD 24-1/2/57 (South side) 14/05/97 Trencherfield Mill


Cotton spinning mill, now textile workshop, warehouse, museum, offices etc. 1907-8, by Potts, Son and Hennings, for William Woods & Son Ltd.; altered. Iron and steel frame with cladding of red brick in English garden wall bond with dressings of buff terracotta (roof concealed but probably asphalt). Very large main range with tower at north-east corner, engine house attached at right angles near south end of east side with boiler house in south angle of this (and C20 tourist shop attached to north side). Simplified Edwardian Baroque style. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and approximately 15 bays, 2 windows per bay, with brick pilasters, the top floor featured with a sillband, terracotta enrichment to the pilasters, 3-light windows with blocked colonnette mullions, and parapet upstands. Rectangular corner tower with various windows including keyed oculi, and a 3-stage turret with a cornice to the 1st stage, terracotta panels to the 2nd stage lettered "1907" with open pediments above, and a square top stage, banded, with a 3-light window in each side and a steep pyramidal roof. 3-storey 8-window engine house with round-headed windows at 1st floor level and oculi at 2nd floor level, all keyed, in east end a very large lunette with 3 similar oculi above, and hipped roof. INTERIOR: original 1906 4-cylinder triple-expansion tandem steam engine by J & E Woods of Bolton, in working order.

Listing NGR: SD5783105132


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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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