Description: Bridge Street Mill
Date Listed: 6 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 252575
OS Grid Reference: SP3587910204
OS Grid Coordinates: 435879, 210204
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7893, -1.4812
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WITNEY BRIDGE STREET
SP3510SE (East side)
9/6 Nos.4, 6 and 8 (Bridge Street
(Formerly listed as No.4.
Spinning and weaving mills, now industrial units. Mid C19; mainly c.1900.
Squared and coursed limestone; gabled Welsh slate roof; tall stone stack to rear
of centre range. 2 storeys and attic: 7-window range. 3 shaped gables with ball
finials to apexes and stepped and scrolled sides. Keyed flat stone arches over
C20 windows with ashlar jambs. To left is plain gabled bay with
engineering-brick coping, and ashlar bay with semi-circular shaped gable and
moulded cornice over 3-light mullioned window with sashes. To rear right is long
mid C19 range of coursed limestone rubble with gabled stone slate roof; other
rear ranges are c.1900. Bridge Street Mill was founded in the 1860s by William
Smith of Witney: the chimneystack served the steam-powered looms: blankets made
here were taken to the Smith's Mill at Crawley to be fulled.
(S.C. Jenkins, "The Industrial Archaeology of Witney: A Brief Survey", Witney
Record No. 3 (1978), p.19).
Listing NGR: SP3587910204
Source: English Heritage
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