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India Mill, Darwen

Description: India Mill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 184681

OS Grid Reference: SD6942721734
OS Grid Coordinates: 369427, 421734
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6912, -2.4644

Location: Ashton Lane, Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen BB3 1BZ

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

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Listing Text


4/10 India Mill

Cotton spinning mill, 1867, (architect unknown) for Shorrock
Brothers & Co. Rock-faced sandstone with sandstone dressings,
flat roof. Rectangular plan 330ft. by 99ft. with projecting towers at
corners and to centre of both sides, 6 storeys, with projecting lower
engine houses on both sided near south end. Rock-faced quoins,
bracketed sill-band to 4th storey, plain bands at mid-level of all storeys
except top which has impost band to round-headed windows with keystones;
otherwise flat-headed and segmental headed windows on alternate floors,
except side towers which have coupled round-headed windows with imposts
and keystones. Engine house on west side in classical style with
channelled rustication has rock-faced west wall with piers in centre and
at corners, round-headed windows with exaggerated voussoirs, side walls of
ashlar with large round-headed Venetian-style windows, and a modillioned
cornice carried round the whole (modern 2-storey addition continues above
this): at ground level is lower range linking engine house with chimney
(q.v.), the south side consisting of a rock-faced rusticated arcade of 6
round arches with moulded imposts (north side now covered by low office
block). Engine house on east side in style matching rest of mill; high
modern extension of brick built in re-entrant.

Listing NGR: SD6942721734

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Source: English Heritage

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