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Galgate Silk Mills, Ellel

Description: Galgate Silk Mills

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 182167

OS Grid Reference: SD4851655738
OS Grid Coordinates: 348516, 455738
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9951, -2.7868

Location: 4 Chapel Lane, Ellel, Lancashire LA2 0PT

Locality: Ellel
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 0PT

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Listing Text


8/103 Galgate Silk Mills (east side of
2-5-1968 road)
[Formerly listed as Silk Mill
(East Block) under
General] ]


Silk mill, erected for John Armstrong in 1852, now converted into warehouse
units. Brick with ridge-and-furrow slate roof. 5 storeys, 9 bays, with
corners treated as pilasters with stone capitals. Windows have stone lintels
and small panes, the upper lights pivoting horizontally. Central bay has
loading doors, now partly blocked to form windows, on ground, 1st, and 3rd
floors. Main entrance in 1st bay, which is topped by a sprinkler tank.
Linked to the main building at the north is a 2-storey range of similar
appearance. Towards the rear, between the two parts of the building, is the
boiler house with a tapering brick chimney of square plan. Interior said to
have wooden floors on iron columns.

Listing NGR: SD4851655738

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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