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SWAN MEADOW WORKS WESTERN NUMBER 3 MILL

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.

Name: SWAN MEADOW WORKS WESTERN NUMBER 3 MILL

List entry Number: 1384529

Location

SWAN MEADOW WORKS WESTERN NUMBER 3 MILL, SWAN MEADOW ROAD

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

County:

District: Wigan

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

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: 484964

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History

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Details

WIGAN

SD50SE SWAN MEADOW ROAD 24-1/5/80 (West side (off)) 13/07/94 Swan Meadow works, Western No.3 Mill

GV II

Cotton spinning mill, comprising spinning block with associated boiler house, chimney and engine house, and beaming and reeling block; now mostly sports equipment warehouse. Dated 1900. 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 entrance tower on north side (and large C20 addition in front of upper floors of this). 4 storeys, 24:1:8 windows; with panelled corner pilasters (coupled at west corner); large segmental-headed windows (now covered with translucent screens), those at ground floor and 3rd floor with sillbands, and those at 3rd floor with keystones. Square tower rising 2 stages above parapet, with stone bands, string courses, balustraded parapet and lead-clad pyramidal roof; pedimented doorway at ground floor (now in tunnel formed by additions above), small 3-light mullioned window to 4th floor, large 5-light mullioned window to 5th floor, with swept stone pediment inscribed "1900". ENGINE HOUSE attached at right-angles to rear, almost to full height of main range, has stone bands and string courses, and a very large Venetian-style round-headed window (now boarded) with pilastered surround and moulded stone head with large keystone, and pediment incorporated in parapet. BOILER HOUSE, projecting from west angle of engine house, is single-storey, and gabled. CHIMNEY, linked to west of boiler house, octagonal, tapered, but lacking oversail. FORMER BEAMING BLOCK, on north-south axis to west of all these elements and slightly set-back to south, 3 unequal storeys, with corner pilasters and coped parapet with central upstand inscribed "1900", has loading door in centre of ground floor (protected by large wooden canopy), and segmental-headed windows to the upper floors. 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: SD5770804946

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National Grid Reference: SD 57708 04946

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