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Mather Lane Mill, Leigh

Description: Mather Lane Mill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 January 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 213540

OS Grid Reference: SJ6629499725
OS Grid Coordinates: 366294, 399725
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4931, -2.5095

Location: Mather Lane, Leigh WN7 2PL

Locality: Leigh
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: WN7 2PL

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:
SJ 69 NE
Mather Lane Mill
No 2
Cotton spinning mill, converted to various uses. 1882 by Bradshaw and Gas,
architect of Bolton. Brick in 3:1 English garden wall bond; iron-framed window bays
(to E and W). Six storeys (and basement); 6 x 10 windows bays (but square on plan)
with carding sheds (3 storeys and basement) attached to S, parallel to Bridgwater
Canal but set obliquely to main range. Integral, partly internal engine house to N,
stair/sprinkler tower to NW corner, ventilator/dust flue to NE corner. To E and W
sides, large windows (small panes) with continuous central iron box columns (in the
form of mullions with shaped capitals) which rise uninterrupted through first to
fourth floors. Smaller single-light windows to North and South. Panelled corner
pilasters and dust flue: Stair/sprinkler tower also panelled with moulded string,
courses,rises one full (but subdivided) stage above mill parapet level; large
lunette with blind arcade of small round-headed arches; parapet and pyramidal cap.
Interior not fully inspected but contains iron girders on Tuscan columns.
Mather Lane Mill is one of the more important factory designs by Bradshaw and Gas,
an innovatory, technically biased architectural practice. Various features are
unusual for the date including the square plan, flat roof and partly internal engine
house. The mill is illustrated in E Jones, Industrial Architecture in Britain,
1750-1919 and is notable for its severe classical elevations.

Listing NGR: SJ6629499725

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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