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The Big Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Leek, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1079 / 53°6'28"N

Longitude: -2.0318 / 2°1'54"W

OS Eastings: 397966

OS Northings: 356749

OS Grid: SJ979567

Mapcode National: GBR 24P.345

Mapcode Global: WHBCH.R4NQ

Entry Name: The Big Mill

Listing Date: 7 June 1972

Last Amended: 14 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268581

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461666

Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Leek

Built-Up Area: Leek

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Leek St Edward the Confessor

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


611-1/1/92 (South West side)
07/06/72 The Big Mill
(Formerly Listed as:
The Big Mill (Perry Lustre Ltd))


Silk mill. c1860. By William Sugden. Brick with stone
dressings, and low-pitched or flat roof not visible.
Italianate style. Narrow in plan with 5-window returns.
EXTERIOR: 6 storeys, 21-window range. Advanced central
7-storeyed stair tower with arcaded upper storey and
overhanging, shallow pyramidal roof. Rusticated quoins and
window surrounds to tower, with plain string courses, and
moulded cornice over the 6th storey. Shallow projecting bays
each side of tower, (possibly built as privy towers?).
Fenestration elsewhere has iron-framed windows with continuous
stone cills and flat stone lintels, with round-arched windows
forming an arcade to ground floor. Central doorway in base of
tower with concave reveal with round-arched head, heavy key
block and fanlight. Angles stressed by pilasters. Cornice and
Engine and boiler house to rear, but only slight evidence of
original power transmission.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The mill is an important example of large-scale building for
the silk industry, and represents one of the earliest mill
buildings on this scale in Leek. It is also a good example of
the mill-style developed by William Sugden, the leading mill
architect at work in Leek at this time.

Listing NGR: SJ9796656749

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