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The Tentering Tower, Ramsbottom

Description: The Tentering Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 December 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 185847

OS Grid Reference: SD7889318309
OS Grid Coordinates: 378893, 418309
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6608, -2.3209

Location: Stubbins Vale Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BL0 0NS

Locality: Ramsbottom
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BL0 0NS

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Listing Text

Stubbins Vale Road
(Also known as The Wet
255-0/9/10001 Tower)

Formerly listes as


Cloth store associated with former tenterfields; now derelict. 1866, for
Porritt's Stubbins Vale Mill; raised c.1880. Coursed rock-faced
sandstone, except the west wall which is of coursed rubble; no roof.
Square plan. Designed as an eye-catcher. Formerly single-storey, now 2
storeys, 3 windows, symmetrical; with simple oversailing battlements to
the north, east and south sides. The architectural front to the east has
3 unglazed vertical-rectangular windows on each floor; both sides have
one similar window on each floor; and the entrance front to the west has
a large round-headed doorway in the centre of the ground floor and a
loading doorway above this approached by stone steps flush with the wall
to the right (but now mostly fallen), both flanked by windows like those
at the front but that to the right at ground floor now blocked. Interior
now a void. History: used to store cloths before and after they were
stretched on tenters; shown in a photograph of c.1870 as a single-storey
building, with cloths on long tenter-frames in the field to the rear of

Listing NGR: SD7889318309

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Source: English Heritage

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