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Carlton Mill with Attached Weaving Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7088 / 53°42'31"N

Longitude: -1.9093 / 1°54'33"W

OS Eastings: 406082

OS Northings: 423602

OS Grid: SE060236

Mapcode National: GBR HT3K.F7

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.N10L

Entry Name: Carlton Mill with Attached Weaving Shed

Listing Date: 11 July 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134431

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339440

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Sowerby Bridge

Built-Up Area: Halifax

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sowerby Bridge Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 0623-0723
(south side)
Carlton Mill with
11.7.80 attached weaving shed
Worsted spinning mill with attached weaving shed. 1850 with later C19 weaving
shed. For Thomas Nicholl. Coursed squared stone, stone slate roof. 4 storeys
to Wharf Street, 6 to canal. North (road) front: 5 bays under 2 gables. Bay 2
has a panelled double loading door to each floor with winch hoist in gable above.
Windows have stone lintels, raised cills and 9-pane top-opening glazing. Central
bay blind except for 4th-floor window, 2 right-hand ground-floor windows blind.
Eaves cornice. Gables have keyed oculi, kneelers and flat coping. Small embattled
single-storey bay added to left has shop front with doorway on right. Rear: 5
bays, 3rd bay having projecting privy block. Cornice and twin gables with oculi
as front. Attached to right, shorter 2-storey weaving shed has 9 bays of windows
and keyed oculus to right gable. Left return: 11 bays, the 6 left-hand bays 6-
storey, others 4-storey. Bays 9 and 10 have a tall round-arched carriage-way with
rusticated quoins and voussoirs carrying road through building and down to canal.
Bay 8 has loading doors with hoist over. Windows as front. Right return similar
with opposing carriage-arch on left and to its right 2 round-arched openings with
rusticated quoins and voussoirs. Interior: not inspected, but previous list
description (1980) records cast-iron columns supporting wooden beams, stone stairs
and surviving gearing and drive shafts of mill machinery. Was powered by 2 steam
beam engines housed in lower block attached to west (q.v). Burnt out, unoccupied
and in state of dereliction at time of resurvey. Sowerby Bridge Riverside
Development, booklet published by Derek A Clark, p17, and Sowerby Bridge Riverside
information sheet.

Listing NGR: SE0608223602

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