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Description: Main Block of Abbey Mills
Date Listed: 18 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 312516
OS Grid Reference: ST8250160939
OS Grid Coordinates: 382501, 160939
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3473, -2.2526
1. CHURCH STREET
5411 (South Side)
Main block of Abbey Mills,
(Formerly listed as India
ST 8260 2/12 18.4.52.
The main block of this factory, roughly square in plan, is an imposing
structure. 1875 by Richard Gane. Ashlar, hipped slate roofs, 5 storeys.
The principal elevation is 8-windowed, each window having a pointed segmental
head, glazing bars and swivel-hung transom light. The windows are contained
within shallow vertical recesses, carried upwards through all floors and
terminating in lancet-arched heads. Above is a continuous corbel table
supporting a moulded cornice and plain parapet with moulded coping. There
is a brick-built polygonal smoke stack on a square ashlar base.
All the listed buildings in Church Street the Chantry Little Chantry,
Barton Orchard and the Catholic Church of St Thomas More, Market Street
form a group with No 7 and Nos 9 to 19 Barton Orchard, Nos 5 and 6 and
27 to 31 (consec) and wall Newtown.
Listing NGR: ST8253260958
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Source: English Heritage
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