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Description: Main Building to South at Buttershaw Mill, Fronting Road
Date Listed: 14 March 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336522
OS Grid Reference: SE1379929247
OS Grid Coordinates: 413799, 429247
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7594, -1.7922
5111 HALIFAX ROAD
Main Building to south at Buttershaw
Mill, fronting road
SE 12 NW 11/575 14.3.83
Set well back from the road in an unusually open site, Buttershaw Mill is a virtually
unaltered example of a mid C19 large worsted mill. It was built by the firm of
S Bottomley and Brothers 1851-52, who first set up business in self employing hand
loom weavers, later moving to Brighouse and then to Low Moor where they became
established in the worsted trade. The firm subsequently expanded into alpaca and
mohair. The plain 4-storey and attic spinning mill is built of sandstone "brick"
with a long range of 22 marginal glazed, thin linteled, windows on ashlar sill bands.
At the south-west corner is an ornate stair tower with 2 arched lights to each face
and similar openings to the crowning belvedere with pyramidal lead roof and decorated
iron weathervane. Slate roof with coped gable ends, corbel brackets to eaves.
Linking the mill proper with the low parapeted range of the weaving shed, is the
2½-storey engine house surmounted by a triangular pediment; 2 tall round headed first
floor windows in grooved ashlar surrounds and 2 smaller ones on ground floor with
linking impost string. The rear elevation of the spinning mill has a bowed stair
tower to centre. Internally a central row of cast iron columns support timber cross
beams. The chimney stack to the north of mill has been lopped.
Listing NGR: SE1379929247
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Source: English Heritage
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