Description: Dale End Mills, Central Block
Date Listed: 31 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 324457
OS Grid Reference: SD9597045903
OS Grid Coordinates: 395970, 445903
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9093, -2.0628
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SD 94 NE LOTHERSDALE DALE END
6/78 Dale End Mills, Central
Mill building, probably early C19 for James Wilson and Son. Rubble with stone
slate roof partly replaced by glass. Tall 3-storey block on a north-south axis
to which are attached a somewhat later western extension in similar style, not
included in the item, and weaving sheds. to the east of c1900, also not included
in the item. 7 bays to south of the extension and 4 bays north of it, all with
plain surrounds to windows and replaced glazing. The fourth bay from the south
has a small square turret with lean-to roof. Against the north gable is built
a Victorian stair tower with round-headed openings entered at first floor by an
iron stair. The second bay from the north has been broken through at ground level
and the construction, of wooden floors supported on cast-iron columns, is visible.
Gable chimneys. The rear could not be seen. A mill was established here for
spinning in 1791 by James Wilson, on an old mill site. The attached waterwheel
of 1861 is the largest of its kind (45 ft) and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: SD9597045903
Source: English Heritage
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