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Grade II

Western No.1 Mill (also known as Eckersley's Mills)

Swan Meadow Road (off), Wigan

Listed Date: 13/07/1994
Part of Group: Yes 4 oth
At Risk: Yes
Historic England Ref: 305 (Link)

Description

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.

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Courtesy of Ron Hunt and wiganworld, lots of images of the Mills, the workers, and memories - Link

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More images from an illegal visit - Link

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See Also

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