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Nun Hills Mill, Bacup

Description: Nun Hills Mill

Grade: DL
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
Date Delisted: 12 July 2001
English Heritage Building ID: 185586

OS Grid Reference: SD8528721634
OS Grid Coordinates: 385287, 421634
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6909, -2.2243

Location: Blackwood Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire OL13 0LA

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

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Listing Text

The following building was de-listed on 12th July 2001.

Nun Hills

7/9 Nun Hills Mill
- II

Woollen mill, very early C19, with slightly later extension to left
and later addition attached at right angles at rear right corner;
altered, now shoe component factory. Watershot coursed sandstone
(smaller and less regular at lower level of earliest building) with
stone slate roof, except added range which has slobbered rubble rear
wall and slate roof. Built on bank of River Irwell, earlier range
facing west, added range forming a wall to the river. Original part
is double depth plan, 3 bays and 3 storeys; the lowest floor,below
present street level, has a segmental arched opening in the centre
(now altered as doorway), flanked by 2-light flush mullion windows,
present ground floor approached by a bridge has a 3 square windows with
altered glazing, top floor has three 2-light flush mullion windows;
right return wall has 2 similar windows on each floor (irregularly
disposed) and rear has 2 others at top floor. Extension to left is
4 bays long but now cut down to 2 storeys with flat roof, has 2 flush
mullion windows at lower level, 4 square windows with glazing bars
at upper level, and at rear a. segmental-headed blocked archway mostly
concealed by infill, and 2 flush mullion windows above. (Later
addition at left end of this part not included in the item). Added
range to rear is 2-storeyed, has vertical rectangular windows (some
blocked), and on river side a flight of external steps connecting
doorways at the lower and upper levels (purpose not known). History:
occupied in 1824 by James and Richard Ashworth, baize manufacturers
(vide, Acre Mill Road).

Listing NGR: SD8528721634

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Source: English Heritage

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