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Description: The Silk Mill
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 139417
OS Grid Reference: SU4625547899
OS Grid Coordinates: 446255, 147899
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2284, -1.3389
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5229 WHITCHURCH WINCHESTER STREET
SU 45/4647 10.1.53 The Silk Mill
Circa 1800. Symmetrical rectangular 3-storeyed industrial building, of 5 windows
(coupled in the centre of the ground-floor). Hipped slate roof, the front
(north-east) having a pedimented gable (rendered) containing a clock face, brick
stepped eaves fascia. The centre has an open cupola with a weather vane, ogee lead
crown, arcaded openings with keystones and corner pilasters. Red brick walling in
Flemish bond, with parts in Monk bond (blue headers), cambered openings. Cast-iron
window frames. On the north-west end of the building is a timber clad timber-framed
unit, with half-hipped slate roof, housing the mill wheel and gear machinery; the
south east end has a similar wing, with corrugated iron cladding. The building
started as a brush factory, and later changed to woollen manufacture, then shot-silk
(for Burberry's then at Basingstoke) and now makes woollen articles and woven
fabrics. An adjoining structure (formerly the "outbuildings") was the site of an
ancient water mill, and the stream was diverted to give power at the other end of the
present mill, so that the mill stands on an island (Frog Island).
Listing NGR: SU4628347917
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Source: English Heritage
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