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Description: Stanley House and Attached Mill
Date Listed: 29 May 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 213544
OS Grid Reference: SJ6650299719
OS Grid Coordinates: 366502, 399719
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4931, -2.5064
The following building shall be added:
DUKE STREET (OFF)
SJ 69 NE
4/63 STANLEY HOUSE AND
Former silk mill with receiving and Masters house, currently
(1991) used for light industrial purposes. Built 1833 for Bickham
& Pownall, silk cloth manufacturers. Hand made brick in English
garden wall bond; slate roof. Single 2-storey range comprises
mill and house ; fragment of a second (and later) range to rear
of house. The mill is a regular 8 window range (access to left
end wall obscured by later single storey extension); stone wedge
lintels ; several original windows with 48 small panes including
a small 4 pane swivel, all obscured externally by boarding. House
(with tall ridge stack), a regular two window range, the windows
with wedge lintels, the ground floor opening blocked in brick;
Off centre -round headed doorway also bricked up. Moulded stone
eaves cornice. Right return with 1st and attic floor windows.
Rear also regularly fenestrated. INTERIOR: Substantial timber
floor beams supported by single line of cast iron columns ;
queen post roof. No evidence of drive shafting to original range.
Leigh was an important silk manufacturing town in the early C19;
This building is a rare survivor of a small factory that predates
steam powered drive shafting, the looms all being hand driven.
Listing NGR: SJ6597599992
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Source: English Heritage
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