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Bliss Tweed Mill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9379 / 51°56'16"N

Longitude: -1.5587 / 1°33'31"W

OS Eastings: 430434

OS Northings: 226696

OS Grid: SP304266

Mapcode National: GBR 5RF.GRG

Mapcode Global: VHBZ7.XKV7

Entry Name: Bliss Tweed Mill

Listing Date: 3 July 1980

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198094

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251706

Location: Chipping Norton, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Chipping Norton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Chipping Norton with Over Norton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


1169/4/90 Bliss Tweed Mill


Tweed cloth mill; converted into apartments. 1872, as dated below clock on the circular chimney stack, by George Woodhouse, a Lancashire architect specialising in mill structures. Bliss Mill is an exceptional design, rivalling Lister Mills, Bradford and the earlier ones at Saltaire. Built of local limestone, the elevations of the spinning mill proper, of 5 storeys, one treated in a manner that owes much to a Barry-type conception of the country house, with square belvedere staircase towers to the corners segmented by balustraded parapets with pairs of urn finials. The top storey windows have twin arcaded lights. The dominating feature is the chimney stack rising from an engaged circular tower, a sophisticated aesthetic solution to a functional requirement, with a ribbed leaded dome providing the transition to the lofty Tuscan order shaft of the stack proper. The multi-gabled weaving shed adjoins. The internal construction is of cast iron columns supporting transverse beams bearing the longitudinal segmental brick vaults which spring from slender I section girders. A remarkable opulent design in a park-like setting.

Listing NGR: SP3043426696

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