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Description: Building at Arcon Engineering Approximately 30 Metres North East of Walsuches House
Date Listed: 19 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 210501
OS Grid Reference: SD6528511820
OS Grid Coordinates: 365285, 411820
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6018, -2.5261
HORWICH CHORLEY OLD ROAD
SD 61 SE (north side)
4/20 Building at Arcon
Factory building. Late C18 and early C19. For Walsuches
Bleach Works. Dressed stone and brick with hipped slate
roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays, the 2nd and 4th bays break
forward. 1st storey of brick; top frieze and cornice.
Windows have narrow lintels and are sashed with glazing
bars, but window to 2nd bay of 1st floor is blind. Round-
headed entrances with imposts and keys to 2nd and 4th bays;
that to 2nd bay is blocked, that to 4th bay has doorcase and
fanlight, C20 door. Walsuches Bleach Works, founded 1775,
was one of the 1st chemical bleach works in the country. A
rare and early example of a bleach works building.
Listing NGR: SD6528511820
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Source: English Heritage
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