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Description: Main Block to Lane Close Mills to Rear of Numbers 742 to 766 Great Horton Road and Fronting Bartle L
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336114
OS Grid Reference: SE1392631348
OS Grid Coordinates: 413926, 431348
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7783, -1.7901
5111 BARTLE LANE
Main block to Lane Close Mills to
rear of Nos 742 to 766 Great
Horton Road and fronting Bartle Lane
SE 1331 49/254
A fairly early worsted mill built in 1841 and extended in 1847. The mill was built
to the order of Samuel Dracys, an important Horton mill owner and inventor of the
card cutting machine. Two long, 2-storey, sandstone "brick" ranges parallel with
the road. Stone slate roofs with block brackets to the eaves. Ashlar lintels and
sills to close set fenestration. Segmental voussoir archways to each range with
dated keystones. Later C19 link between the 2 ranges. Three-storey rear wing to
1841 block, the gable end surmounted by a bellcot and containing an oculus. Some of
the windows on the rear elevations and wing retain original small pane glazing. In
rear yard of 1847 part is a doorway flanked by octagonal piers.
Listing NGR: SE1392631348
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Source: English Heritage
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