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Acre Mill, Bacup

Description: Acre Mill

Grade: DL
Date Listed: 19 June 1968
Date Delisted: 14 May 1997
English Heritage Building ID: 185580

OS Grid Reference: SD8559821595
OS Grid Coordinates: 385598, 421595
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6906, -2.2196

Location: Acre Mill Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire OL13 0HH

Locality: Bacup
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: OL13 0HH

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Listing Text

The following building was de-listed on 14th May 1997.


7/3 Acre Mill

Woollen mill, second quarter of C19, extended piecemeal, part dated
1877; now carpet factory and warehouse. Coursed dressed sandstone with
some random rubble, slate and sheet roofs, square chimney built into
angle on south side. Series of interconnected buildings mostly on
east-west axis, principally weaving sheds and warehouses, built beside
River Irwell and over a small tributary (dammed for lodge, possibly
also for water power, on slope to south). One, 2 and 3 storeys, part
built against slope. No clear front but present front entrance from
road on curved corner at east end (at 1st floor level, from raised
roadway) is doorway with plain surround; above this, at 2nd floor level,
is datestone with oval medallion with carved decoration including a
coat of arms, flowers, and letting in the head: HOMO PROPONIT DEUS
DISPONIT, the corners of the stone lettered respectively ACRE MILL
18 77; in centre of south side of this block are vertically-aligned
round-headed loading doors with hoist mounted above on small gable; all
windows rectangular with altered glazing. At right angles to this part
on north side is large workshop with simply-pedimented centre bay. To
the west is 18-window long 2-storey range built over 2 segmental-arched
culverts. Other external features of little interest. Interior structure
appears to be mostly wooden beams carried on iron columns. History:
said to have been started in 1839 by James Ashworth, who in 1825 occupied
Nun Hills Mill (q.v.) as baize manufacturer.

Listing NGR: SD8559821595

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Source: English Heritage

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