Listed Building: SCHOLES MILL (1248492)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 668, 7, 171
Date assigned Monday, May 14, 1990
Date last amended


SK 35 NW 7/171 II 2. Former cotton spinning mill (later used for the manufacture of red tape, and at time of inspection in April 1990 used for storage), with manager's house attached. Built 1797 for Samuel Unwin. Coursed gritstone rubble; Welsh Slate roof. Some later brick ancillary buildings. Plan: the wheel appears to have been set transversely partly within the mill building and contained within stone cross walls (which are not continued above ground level) with associated gear placed within low outshuts. Mill: 3 storeys, 16 window range almost identical to both sides, all windows under flat lintels with stone sills, and 30- pane cast iron window frames with small central opening. Left-hand stone end stack (for heating) with a tall brick end stack to right abutting the end wall (for engine house, dismantled, which replaced the water-powered system in later C19). Later skylight. Manager's house attached to left: 2½ storeys, 4 window range. Ground-floor with 2 tripartite sash windows and doorway (with rectangular overlight) in stone surrounds, the latter with panelled door. Larger entrance to right (opposed to rear) under elliptical arch. 1st floor with 4 widows, 2 tripartite, all with sashes. Upper half-storey with flat headed sash windows. Rear similar, but more of the sashes replaced. Interior: of mill, intact (except for machinery); power rise to all floors except attic. King post roof with angle struts. House, modest, with some contemporary features. Listing NGR: SK3183359925

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  • Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 31833 59925 (point)
Map sheet SK35NW

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Jul 2 2019 4:33PM

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