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Bridge Street Mill, Witney

Description: Bridge Street Mill

Grade: II
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

Locality: Witney
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX8 6YH

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Listing Text

SP3510SE (East side)
9/6 Nos.4, 6 and 8 (Bridge Street
06/02/70 Mill)
(Formerly listed as No.4.
No.6, No.8)

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

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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