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Latitude: 53.6018 / 53°36'6"N
Longitude: -2.5261 / 2°31'33"W
OS Eastings: 365285
OS Northings: 411820
OS Grid: SD652118
Mapcode National: GBR BVSS.XL
Mapcode Global: WH97M.5QCN
Entry Name: Building at Former Arcon Engineering Approximately 30 Metres North East of Walsuches House
Listing Date: 19 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067324
English Heritage Legacy ID: 210501
Location: Horwich, Bolton, BL6
Civil Parish: Horwich
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Horwich Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/06/2017
SD 61 SE,
CHORLEY OLD ROAD (north side),
Building at Former Arcon Engineering approx. 30m north-east of Walsuches House (q.v.)
Former factory building. Late C18 and early C19. For Walsuches
Bleach Works. Dressed stone and brick with hipped slate
roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays, the 2nd and 4th bays break
forward. 1st storey of brick; top frieze and cornice.
Windows have narrow lintels and are sashed with glazing
bars, but window to 2nd bay of 1st floor is blind. Round-
headed entrances with imposts and keys to 2nd and 4th bays;
that to 2nd bay is blocked, that to 4th bay has doorcase and
fanlight, C20 door. Walsuches Bleach Works, founded 1775,
was one of the 1st chemical bleach works in the country. A
rare and early example of a bleach works building.
Listing NGR: SD6528511820
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