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Latitude: 51.9379 / 51°56'16"N
Longitude: -1.5587 / 1°33'31"W
OS Eastings: 430434
OS Northings: 226696
OS Grid: SP304266
Mapcode National: GBR 5RF.GRG
Mapcode Global: VHBZ7.XKV7
Entry Name: Bliss Tweed Mill
Listing Date: 3 July 1980
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1198094
English Heritage Legacy ID: 251706
Location: Chipping Norton, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Chipping Norton
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Chipping Norton with Over Norton
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SP 3026-3126 CHIPPING NORTON
1169/4/90 Bliss Tweed Mill
Tweed cloth mill; converted into apartments. 1872, as dated below clock on the circular chimney stack, by George Woodhouse, a Lancashire architect specialising in mill structures. Bliss Mill is an exceptional design, rivalling Lister Mills, Bradford and the earlier ones at Saltaire. Built of local limestone, the elevations of the spinning mill proper, of 5 storeys, one treated in a manner that owes much to a Barry-type conception of the country house, with square belvedere staircase towers to the corners segmented by balustraded parapets with pairs of urn finials. The top storey windows have twin arcaded lights. The dominating feature is the chimney stack rising from an engaged circular tower, a sophisticated aesthetic solution to a functional requirement, with a ribbed leaded dome providing the transition to the lofty Tuscan order shaft of the stack proper. The multi-gabled weaving shed adjoins. The internal construction is of cast iron columns supporting transverse beams bearing the longitudinal segmental brick vaults which spring from slender I section girders. A remarkable opulent design in a park-like setting.
Listing NGR: SP3043426696
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