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Cressbrook Mill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Litton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2511 / 53°15'4"N

Longitude: -1.7422 / 1°44'31"W

OS Eastings: 417299

OS Northings: 372709

OS Grid: SK172727

Mapcode National: GBR JZ8V.M8

Mapcode Global: WHCD0.6JNZ

Entry Name: Cressbrook Mill

Listing Date: 12 July 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158897

English Heritage Legacy ID: 80978

Location: Litton, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Litton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Tideswell St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

3/66 (West Side)
12.7.67 Cressbrook Mill

Cotton mill, now disused. 1814-15 for William Newton. Rubble limestone, partly
rendered, with gritstone dressings and quoins. Hipped Welsh slate roof with
octagonal wooden cupola with ogee lead roof. Three storeys, plus basement, constructed
of timber beams and cast iron supports. Spiral stone staircase in projecting bay to
west. North elevation of twelve, plus two bays. The twelve bays symmetrical with the
centre four advanced beneath a pediment. Three tiers of twelve windows, the top ones
slightly smaller. Projecting stone lintels and sills. Some original glazing bar
sashes and small paned fixed lights. Clock face in the pediment. Two bays set back
to the right with four windows to the left, now blind, with iron Gothick glazing bars.
These are probably the remains of the original mill of 1779 which stood at right angles.
Three windows to the right, enlarged. Wheel pit to the north west. South elevation of
eleven bays, four-four-three, the centre four bays advanced beneath a pediment.
Three tiers of eleven windows as on the north side. Clock face in the pediment. The
clock, which works the two faces from the same mechanism, and the cupola were added
in 1837 to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Victoria. The cupola is octagonal with
round-arches, with projecting keyblocks and impost blocks. Modillion cornice and ogee
lead roof. The three bells are inscribed 'Thomas Mears of London Founder 1837'.
Lower, C20, building with sawtooth roof, attached along south side and not of
special interest. The mill closed down in 1965.

Listing NGR: SK1729972709

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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