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Higher Mill Museum, Rossendale

Description: Higher Mill Museum

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 185678

OS Grid Reference: SD7782221542
OS Grid Coordinates: 377822, 421542
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6899, -2.3373

Location: Holcombe Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 4NP

Locality: Rossendale
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB4 4NP

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Listing Text


5/100 Higher Mill Museum (formerly
listed as The Old Woollen Mill
14.3.1969 under Higher Mill)


Woolen fulling mill, built by Turner family 1789, extended; now working
museum. Sandstone rubble, stone slate roof. Rectangular plan extended by one
bay at left end, with projecting porch near right end, parallel single-bay
extension to rear of left end. Three storeys; 3-storey gabled porch has low
rounded archway, a 3-light flush mullion window at 1st floor, rectangular
window above, similar openings in left side wall. To the left the ground
floor has an arched wagon door, 3 horizontal rectangular windows, and
single-storey forward extension (linked to Cl9 mill to south); upper 2 floors
have three 3-light flush mullion windows. To the right of the porch a short
wall has a window on each lower floor and 2nd floor loading door. Left return
wall of 2 gables has 4 windows on each of 2 intermediate levels. Rear:
back-to-earth ground floor except for archway of leet to waterwheel; four
3-light flush mullion windows an each of the upper floors, loading door with
cantilevered stone sill at upper level, 3 other windows. All windows have
glazing bars, most have very small panes. Interior: Queen-post roof; wooden
beams carried on stone corbels; waterwheel and fulling stocks in situ.

Listing NGR: SD7782221542

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Source: English Heritage

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