Western No.1 Mill (also known as Eckersley's Mills)
Swan Meadow Road (off), Wigan
Part of Group: Yes 4 oth
At Risk: Yes
Historic England Ref: 305 (Link)
Integrated cotton mill, comprising spinning block with integral engine house, and associated boiler houses, chimney, reeling and winding rooms, weaving shed, and warehouse; now partly warehouses and workshops and partly unoccupied. Dated 1884 on the parapet above entrance bay; by AH Stott for Farington Eckersley & Co.Ltd; altered. SPINNING BLOCK: red brick in English garden wall bond with a plinth of blue engineering brick, sandstone dressings (roof concealed but probably asphalt). Large rectangular plan on a north-south axis with off-centre entrance bay containing staircase with lateral engine house to rear and separating long spinning rooms to the south from short preparation rooms to the north.
Courtesy of Ron Hunt and wiganworld, lots of images of the Mills, the workers, and memories - Link
More images from an illegal visit - Link