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Willow Mill, Caton-with-Littledale

Description: Willow Mill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 182104

OS Grid Reference: SD5299964453
OS Grid Coordinates: 352999, 464453
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0739, -2.7198

Location: Copy Lane, Caton, Lancashire LA2 9QA

Locality: Caton-with-Littledale
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 9QA

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Listing Text


5/31 Willow Mill

- II

Mill, now used as factory and warehouse. Built as corn mill shortly before
1790, extended and converted into cotton mill prior to 1795. Sandstone rubble
with asbestos sheet roof replacing stone slate. L-plan. 3 storeys with
attic. Earliest part, at east, slightly higher. Against its north wall is a
chimney of square plan. To its right are 4 bays having openings with plain
stone surrounds. 2 second floor windows are blocked, as are those on the
ground floor. To the left of the chimney are openings with plain reveals,
mostly blocked: a window remains on both the ground and 1st floors. On the
ground floor is a modern door with plain reveals. Adjoining to the right are
the larger additions, having openings with plain reveals, many now blocked.
On the ground floor all are blocked except for a door at the right adjoining
the 2-storey former office extension. On the 1st floor are 5 windows, with a
blocked loading door between nos. 4 and 5. On the 2nd floor are 8 windows, 4
blocked. The wing facing west is of 10 bays. On the ground floor 8 windows
remain, and a door at the left. On the 1st floor 5 windows remain, with a
door in the 2nd bay. On the 2nd floor only the door in the 2nd bay remains.
Towards the left, where the 2 roof ridges meet, is an open timber cupola.
Interior said to have wooden floors supported by cast iron pillars and wooden
beams. Built into the framework of the roof below the ridge there is said to
be a long line shaft, used when the building was a bobbin mill, from 1861
until 1973. Price, J.W.A. & Trippier, I, "The Willow Mill, Caton". Contrebis
2, 1974, pp 44-48.

Listing NGR: SD5299964453

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Source: English Heritage

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