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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 1194, 3, 10007
Date assigned Thursday, January 26, 1995
Date last amended


DRAYCOTT & CHURCH WILNE MARKET STREET SK 43 SW (west side) 1194- /3/10007 Cotton warehouse, attached chimney and outbuilding at Draycott Mills GV II Cotton warehouse, attached chimney and outbuilding. c1840-1850, the chimney dated 1850. Fireproof construction, brick with rubbed brick and ashlar dressings and slate roof Coped parapets and gables. 2 storeys; 7 x 3 bays. Warehouse has 7 cast iron glazing bar casements on each floor, on east and west sides. These are set in segment arched recesses with rubbed brick heads. East side ground floor covered by adjoining buildings. North end has to left, 2 board doors, and over them, a loading door. To right, an attached octagonal chimney, truncated and without plinth. To left, a smaller outbuilding, 2 storeys, with a doorway flanked by windows and above, a taller cast iron window with glazing bars. Interior has panelled cast iron cross beams forming a grid carrying a stone slab floor. On the ground floor, a central row of round cast iron columns with moulded caps. Walls have rounded brick piers with stone caps. Original wrought iron truss roof of unusual construction with tension-braced wooden purlins and wall plate. Tension-braced beams occur elsewhere in the Draycott Mills range. This building is part of an integrated works for the manufacture of cotton yarn and lace. The form of fireproof construction used in this building is an alternative to the more common scheme of beams and jack arches. It was used from c1810 till cl.845. A broadly similar truss roof was erected in 1856 at Adelphi Mill, Bollington, Cheshire. Listing NGR: SK4416533181

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Grid reference SK 44165 33181 (point)
Map sheet SK43SW

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