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Building at Former Arcon Engineering Approximately 60 Metres East of Wallsuches House

A Grade II Listed Building in Horwich, Bolton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6015 / 53°36'5"N

Longitude: -2.5251 / 2°31'30"W

OS Eastings: 365347

OS Northings: 411786

OS Grid: SD653117

Mapcode National: GBR BVTS.3P

Mapcode Global: WH97M.5QTW

Entry Name: Building at Former Arcon Engineering Approximately 60 Metres East of Wallsuches House

Listing Date: 19 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309760

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210502

Location: Horwich, Bolton, BL6

County: Bolton

Civil Parish: Horwich

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Horwich Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/06/2017

SD 61 SE,
4/21

HORWICH,
CHORLEY OLD ROAD (north side),
Building at Former Arcon Engineering approx. 60m east of Wallsuches House (q.v.)

G.V.

II

Former factory building. Late C18. Dressed stone with hipped slate
roof. Two storeys, west facade of three bays, north and south
facades approx. 25m long with later extensions to east.
West facade has rusticated ground floor and 1st floor sill
band. Two ashlar panels flank round-headed window with
imposts and keys, probably originally entrance, now with
small-paned casement. Round-headed windows to 1st floor
with keys and small-paned glazing, the central window blind.
Open timber bell turret with pyramidal roof. North and
south facades of irregular bays with small windows and later
entrances.

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: SD6534711786

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