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Dixons Chimney at Shaddon Mill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Denton Holme, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8919 / 54°53'30"N

Longitude: -2.9453 / 2°56'43"W

OS Eastings: 339462

OS Northings: 555644

OS Grid: NY394556

Mapcode National: GBR 7CWW.46

Mapcode Global: WH802.Q9NN

Entry Name: Dixons Chimney at Shaddon Mill

Listing Date: 13 November 1972

Last Amended: 11 April 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196919

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386774

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Town: Carlisle

Electoral Ward/Division: Denton Holme

Built-Up Area: Carlisle

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Carlisle St James

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


671-1/9/184 (North side)
13/11/72 Dixon's Chimney at Shaddon Mill
(Formerly Listed as:
Chimney shaft at Shaddon Mill)


Chimney for adjoining Shaddon Mill. 1836 for Peter Dixon by
Richard Tattersall. English bond brickwork with flush red
sandstone quoins. Octagonal tapering shaft without plinth or
cap; iron tie-bands at the top and bottom. Over 100 metres
high and when built was the largest chimney in the country.
Carlisle Journal (1836) records the laying of the last stone
on the chimney. Damaged by lightning in 1931 and it was
necessary to take off the top 10 metres in 1950 for safety
reasons. Now about 270 feet tall. In a prominent position at
road junction and a recognisable landmark visible for many
miles around.
(Carlisle Journal: 29 October 1836).

Listing NGR: NY3946255644

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