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India Mill Chimney, Darwen

Description: India Mill Chimney

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 184680

OS Grid Reference: SD6937921710
OS Grid Coordinates: 369379, 421710
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6909, -2.4652

Location: Hilton Street, Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen BB3 1BZ

Locality: Darwen
County: Blackburn with Darwen
Country: England
Postcode: BB3 1BZ

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Listing Text


SD 693 217

4/9 India Mill Chimney

Chimney, 1867, (architect unknown) for Shorrock Brothers & Co.
Brick with ashlar base and dressings. Square section, 300 feet high,
in the style of an Italian campanile. Rests on foundation stone said to
have been the largest single block quarried since Cleopatra's Needle. Massive
base of rusticated rock-faced white stone has 3 triply-recessed round-headed
panels in the exposed sides, string course, bracketed and moulded cornice
bearing a massive set-off which forms a plinth to the chimney. The chimney
is of red brick with bands of blue and yellow brick, some with diaper
pattern, the first 2/3 of the height panelled: the neck has a bracketed
ledge on each side, round-headed blind arcading on 2 levels, and moulded
consoles to a prominent cornice which carries a stone balustrade with urn
finials at the corners; the top has round-headed blind arcading with
imposts and keystones, a very prominent cornice and a short splayed cap.
On north side of base and linked to it is low 2-storey office, on east side
is arcaded range linking chimney to engine house of India Mill (with which
it is included.q.v.) both these in matching rusticated ashlar.

Listing NGR: SD6937921710

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Source: English Heritage

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