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Bridge Street Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Witney, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7894 / 51°47'21"N

Longitude: -1.4823 / 1°28'56"W

OS Eastings: 435803

OS Northings: 210213

OS Grid: SP358102

Mapcode National: GBR 6VL.Q24

Mapcode Global: VHC02.8962

Entry Name: Bridge Street Mill

Listing Date: 6 February 1970

Last Amended: 3 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252575

Location: Witney, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX28

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Witney

Built-Up Area: Witney

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Witney

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

WITNEY BRIDGE STREET
SP3510SE (East side)
9/6 Nos.4, 6 and 8 (Bridge Street
06/02/70 Mill)
(Formerly listed as No.4.
No.6, No.8)
GV II

Spinning and weaving mills, now industrial units. Mid C19; mainly c.1900.
Squared and coursed limestone; gabled Welsh slate roof; tall stone stack to rear
of centre range. 2 storeys and attic: 7-window range. 3 shaped gables with ball
finials to apexes and stepped and scrolled sides. Keyed flat stone arches over
C20 windows with ashlar jambs. To left is plain gabled bay with
engineering-brick coping, and ashlar bay with semi-circular shaped gable and
moulded cornice over 3-light mullioned window with sashes. To rear right is long
mid C19 range of coursed limestone rubble with gabled stone slate roof; other
rear ranges are c.1900. Bridge Street Mill was founded in the 1860s by William
Smith of Witney: the chimneystack served the steam-powered looms: blankets made
here were taken to the Smith's Mill at Crawley to be fulled.
(S.C. Jenkins, "The Industrial Archaeology of Witney: A Brief Survey", Witney
Record No. 3 (1978), p.19).


Listing NGR: SP3580310213

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