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  • Western No.2 Mill (Also known as Eckersley's Mills)
Grade II

Western No.2 Mill (Also known as Eckersley's Mills)

Swan Meadow Road, Wigan

Listed Date: 13/07/1994
Part of Group: Yes 4 oth
At Risk: Yes
Historic England Ref: 306 (Link)

Description

Integrated cotton mill now in a poor condition, seriously at-risk.

Western No 2, dated 1888 is an integrated mill comprising a spinning block with boiler house, engine house and chimney, winding and beaming rooms. Its weaving shed has been demolished. The four-storey spinning block is built of common brick with sandstone dressings and has a concealed roof. Its two-storey winding and beaming rooms have a deep basement. Its chimney has a plinth of blue engineering brick and tapered octagonal shaft.

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A great article by Martin Holden

Link

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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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