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Description: The Mills
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101355
OS Grid Reference: SX7826956232
OS Grid Coordinates: 278269, 56232
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3933, -3.7139
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15/445 WOODLAND ROAD
Woollen mill, later used as a corn and starch manufactury (White's
Directory 1850), now occupied by agricultural merchants. Circa late c18 or
early C19, reputedly 1789. Slate rubble. Slate hung on south side except
for ground storey. Asbestos slate roof, gabled at west end and hipped at
south east end. Slate hung end and axial stacks and rendered lateral
Plan: Long rectangular range with shorter wing at west end at obtuse
angle. At the east end of, and integral with, the longer east range, is
the office and managers house. The shorter west range has open floors with
loading doors to each floor. The top floor was completely open from end to
end continuing without partitions over the manager's accommodation and
office. Axial stack to house and office, lateral stack to front of main
range and gable end stack at left (west) end.
Exterior: 3 storeys at east end a 4 storeys at west end, but roof the same
height. Asymmetrical approximately 8-window range. Some old casements
with glazing bars, some old windows with lapped glass panes. All the
windows to the right hand east end of north front replaced with C20
casements, except for ground floor right which is an early to mid C19
French window with glazing bars and margin panes. The left hand range has
wide loading doors on each floor with hoist above. Doorway on east end
with semi-circular fanlight, and round-headed window to left, both with
radial glazing bars.
Windows on the outer north side have segmental brick arches, those to right
(west) have iron bars but are now clad in corrugated iron. Most of the
windows to left (east) are C20 replacements.
Interior: The roof has bolted softwood trusses. The ground storey of west
end has floor beams supported on iron posts which are said to have come
from later adjacent mill building, probably when that building was reduced
in height. Office has early C19 moulded chimneypiece and plaster ceiling
Listing NGR: SX7826956232
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Source: English Heritage
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