SWAN MEADOW WORKS WESTERN NUMBER 2 MILL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384528
Date first listed:
13-Jul-1994
Statutory Address:
SWAN MEADOW WORKS WESTERN NUMBER 2 MILL, SWAN MEADOW ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
SWAN MEADOW WORKS WESTERN NUMBER 2 MILL, SWAN MEADOW ROAD

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

District:
Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 57611 04976

Details

WIGAN

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

GV II

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
484963
Legacy System:
LBS

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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Date: 27 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/15303/21
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