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Description: Low Mill
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182088
OS Grid Reference: SD5272464898
OS Grid Coordinates: 352724, 464898
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0778, -2.7240
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SD 56 SW
5/15 Low Mill
Cotton mill, now disused. 1784, but largely rebuilt 1838. Squared sandstone
with slate roof. 4 storeys with attic. West facade of 10 bays having windows
with plain reveals and small panes, the upper ones being horizontally-pivoted
casements. The ground-floor windows are now modern, the 2 left-hand ones
filled in. The 6th bay has a gabled attic dormer with coping and ball finial.
Its round-headed window with glazing bars has had its sill raised and was
formerly a loading door. On the ground floor this bay has a doorway with
round head and rusticated voussoirs. To the right of the facade, where the
ground level is higher, is a round stair turret extended upwards to support a
cast iron sprinkler tank. The 10th bay has narrow windows on the 2nd and 3rd
floors and a doorway entering at 1st floor level with round head, rusticated
voussoirs and jambs, and a keystone inscribed '1784' and '1838'. At the
north-eastern side is an octagonal brick chimney serving the boiler house
which was added to supplement the 2 original water wheels, now removed.
Interior said to have fireproof construction on lower floor, and iron columns
supporting timber beams and wooden floors above. Price J.W.A., The Industrial
Archaeology of the Lune Valley, Lancaster, 1983, p.p. 18-22.
Listing NGR: SD5272464898
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Source: English Heritage
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