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Shore Mill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Saddleworth, Oldham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5681 / 53°34'5"N

Longitude: -2.0226 / 2°1'21"W

OS Eastings: 398602

OS Northings: 407943

OS Grid: SD986079

Mapcode National: GBR GW95.XN

Mapcode Global: WHB95.XK1Z

Entry Name: Shore Mill

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212089

Location: Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3

County: Oldham

Civil Parish: Saddleworth

Built-Up Area: Delph

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Friarmere St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SADDLEWORTH DELPH
SD 9807
7/76 Shore Mill
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- II*
Water-powered carding mill. Early 1780s. Hammer-dressed
stone with graduated stone slate roof. 3 storeys with a
centrally-placed undershot waterwheel. 2 blocked doors (now
windows) and a later doorway on either side of two 2-light
windows (formerly of a longer row). 12-light windows to
first and second floors, every third mullion being a king
mullion. All windows have flat-faced recessed stone
mullions. Gable stack and taking-in doors to gables. The
rear retains a blocked arched mill leat opening, 4 and 3-
light ground floor windows, two 5-light first floor windows
and a 12-light second floor window. Interior: reconstructed
water-wheel replacing the original overshot wheel. Timber
beam single-span floors use an interesting pre-stressing
mechanism: wrought-iron tie-rods are employed (of late C19)
to sustain increase loading on the beams. Originally used
for the willeying process in the woollen industry. A rare
survival of an early water-powered mill built for the
factory system of manufacture but still using a
vernacular/domestic vocabulary of architecture. Bulletin of
the Saddleworth Historical Society, Vol.9. No.4, 1979, p.81.


Listing NGR: SD9860207943

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