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Description: Brownhill Bridge Mill
Date Listed: 3 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 212109
OS Grid Reference: SD9947906401
OS Grid Coordinates: 399479, 406401
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5542, -2.0093
SADDLEWORTH DOBCROSS NEW
SD 9906 ROAD
9/96 Brownhill Bridge
Water-powered woollen mill, now workshop and house. 1772.
Later additions and alterations. Hammer-dressed watershot
stone with slate and graduated stone slate roof. Total of 3
storeys and 4 bays. The early mill forms the right-hand bay
and has a segmental-headed tail-race opening on the ground
floor with 3-light window to right. 12-light first floor
window with door inserted to left and 13-light second floor
window. All windows have recessed flat-faced mullion windows
with king mullions. The right gable and rear have been
considerably rebuilt, the rectangular windows having stone
lintels and sills. The mill was extended to left probably in
late C18 and again at the rear in C20. Each bay on the
ground and first floors has 2, 3 and 4-light recessed flat-
faced stone mullion windows; large vented second floor
openings were inserted in the C20 when it was used as a
tannery. King-post roof trusses and remains of winch
mechanism. The mill was first used for teazing and then
scribbling. It continued to be used in the processing of
wool until the mid C20 and was powered by the water-wheel
until the 1920's. B. Barnes, Saddleworth Heritage, 1975.
Listing NGR: SD9947906401
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Source: English Heritage
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