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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1384528



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


District: Wigan

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Jul-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 484963

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SD50NE SWAN MEADOW ROAD 24-1/2/79 (West side (off)) 13/07/94 Swan Meadow works, Western No.2 Mill


Integrated cotton mill comprising spinning block with associated boiler house, engine house and chimney, and winding and beaming rooms (former weaving shed demolished); now mostly in multiple occupation as business units, and winding and beaming rooms latterly used as clothing factory. Dated 1888; by AH Stott & Sons, for Farington Eckersley & Co.Ltd.; altered. SPINNING BLOCK of common brick in English garden wall bond, with sandstone dressings (roof concealed but probably asphalt). Large rectangular plan on east-west axis with projected turret on north side containing entrance (large C20 addition in left angle of this). 4 storeys, 20:4:1:8 windows; with panelled corner pilasters terminating in dentilled cornices, coped parapet, and stepped upstand to turret inscribed "1888". The single-window entrance turret has a pedimented doorway (now with reduced opening) and segmental-headed windows above. The main ranges to left and right have large segmental-headed 6-pane windows, those at ground and 3rd floors linked by sillbands. FORMER BEAMING AND WINDING ROOMS, a rectangular block at right-angles to the west, formerly detached but now linked at 1st floor, 2-storeyed over a deep basement, now has very prominently oversailing 1st-floor extensions on the east and north sides carried on a cast-iron framework. ENGINE HOUSE, attached at right-angles near the west end of the rear, rising to 2nd floor level, has a very large Venetian-style round-headed window in the south gable, and 6 round-headed windows to the upper level of the west side; and its roof has been completely stripped of its slates. BOILER HOUSE, attached at right angles to the west side of the engine house, is single storey with 2 coped gables to the west. CHIMNEY, in the outer angle of these 2 elements, has a battered plinth of blue engineering brick, a tapered octagonal shaft of common brick with red brick at the angles, and a moulded stone overail. All these elements formerly a single functional entity. Forms part of important group of cotton mills and associated structures on this site, collectively a very striking feature close to Wigan Pier.

Listing NGR: SD5761104976

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National Grid Reference: SD 57611 04976


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