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Latitude: 53.4721 / 53°28'19"N
Longitude: -2.243 / 2°14'34"W
OS Eastings: 383965
OS Northings: 397285
OS Grid: SJ839972
Mapcode National: GBR DKL.0C
Mapcode Global: WHB9G.JZ3M
Entry Name: Chorlton Old Mill
Listing Date: 11 March 1988
Last Amended: 6 June 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197775
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387964
Location: Manchester, M1
Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre
Built-Up Area: Manchester
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Hulme The Ascension
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SJ8397 CAMBRIDGE STREET
698-1/19/38 (East side)
11/03/88 Chorlton Old Mill
(Formerly Listed as:
Mill on south-east corner of
junction with Hulme Street)
Cotton spinning mill, converted to accomadation in 1993. The
earliest mill on the site was built in 1795, conciderably
extended c1810, and then largely rebuilt in 1866. Brick with
slate roof (missing at time of inspection). Single range of a
formerly U-plan mill survives: 6 storeys over basement, 14x8
bays, each with rectangular window with flat arched head.
Panelled corner pilasters. Former shallow wings to each side
to rear. Interior construction is cast iron columns and beams
carrying transverse brick arches (some columns encased in
steel), and with 3 bays of cast iron arch braced roof trusses.
Later C19 rebuilding involved re-use of some at least of the
structural iron-work, but it is likely that the roof structure
dates in its entirety to the 1860's.
HISTORY: as Chorlton Twist Company, the earliest mill on the
site was developed by Robert Owen before he moved to New
Lanark. He sold it in 1809, and a series of alterations and
extensions followed. The C19 owners of the mill also developed
the adjacent Chorlton New Mill, (qv) with which Chorlton Old
Mill forms a group. This the surviving building on the site,
is a partial rebuild of an early C19 mill, with an unusual
cast-iron roof structure.
(Industrial Archaeology Review: Clark S: Chorlton Mills and
their neighbours: Oxford: 1978-; Williams M: Cotton Mills in
Greater Manchester: London: 1992-: 109).
Listing NGR: SJ8396597285
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