Apart from Bage's Mill at Shrewsbury (which has an altered exterior) the North Mill is the earliest example of a completely iron framed mill in the world and is certainly the most intact extant example of this type of construction. 1803-4. Built by Strutts (designed by William Strutt). To replace an earlier mill destroyed by fire. It is an example of their developing constructional innovations, particularly designed to combat fire hazards and to provide light and airy working conditions. T-shaped plan. Red brick, lever part ashlar. Slate roof with coped gable ends. Five storeys. Fifteen windows, generally of 3 lights each with cambered head linings. Attic floor, formerly used as a school for children working in the mill, has lunette in western gable end facing street. Vaulted construction inside. Wheel pit below.
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