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Latitude: 53.6019 / 53°36'6"N
Longitude: -2.5257 / 2°31'32"W
OS Eastings: 365311
OS Northings: 411830
OS Grid: SD653118
Mapcode National: GBR BVTS.0K
Mapcode Global: WH97M.5QKL
Entry Name: Building at Former Arcon Engineering Approximately 40 Metres North-East of Walsuches House
Listing Date: 19 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162171
English Heritage Legacy ID: 210500
Location: Horwich, Bolton, BL6
Civil Parish: Horwich
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Horwich Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/06/17
SD 61 SE,
CHORLEY OLD ROAD (north side),
Building at Former Arcon Engineering approx. 40m north-east of Wallsuches House (q.v.)
Former factory building. Late C18. For Wallsuches Bleach Works.
Dressed stone with quoins and slate roof. Two storeys, seven
bays, the 6th and 7th bays project and are roofless (when surveyed).
Windows have narrow lintels and casements, those to 1st
floor with small panes, one ground-floor window is blocked.
Large round-headed archways to 2nd and 6th/7th bays.
Octagonal-faced clock in gabled dormer between 2nd and 3rd
Wallsuches Bleach Works, founded 1775, was one of the
first chemical bleach works in the country. A rare and early
example of a bleach works building.
Listing NGR: SD6531111830
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