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  • Western No.3 Mill (Also known as Eckersley's Mills)
Grade II

Western No.3 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: 307 (Link)


Cotton spinning mill, comprising spinning block with associated boiler house, chimney and engine house, and beaming and reeling block; now mostly sports equipment warehouse. Dated 1900. By AH Stott & Sons, for Farington Eckersley & Co. Ltd.; altered. SPINNING BLOCK of common brick in English garden wall bond, with sandstone dressings (roof concealed but probably asphalt). Large rectangular plan on east-west axis, with entrance tower on north side (and large C20 addition in front of upper floors of this). 4 storeys, 24:1:8 windows; with panelled corner pilasters (coupled at west corner); large segmental-headed windows (now covered with translucent screens), those at ground floor and 3rd floor with sillbands, and those at 3rd floor with keystones.


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


More images from an illegal visit - Link