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New Mill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ancoats and Clayton, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4843 / 53°29'3"N

Longitude: -2.227 / 2°13'37"W

OS Eastings: 385032

OS Northings: 398642

OS Grid: SJ850986

Mapcode National: GBR DNF.GZ

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.RPQ7

Entry Name: New Mill

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200821

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388214

Location: Manchester, M4

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ancoats and Clayton

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester Church of the Apostles

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1219022. This entry was removed from the List on 20 January 2017.


(South side)

New Mill

(Formerly Listed as: JERSEY STREET, Ancoats Mill building, part of Murray's Mill)



Cotton spinning mill, now disused. Built in 1804. Red brick in
Flemish bond, with slate roof. Cast-iron and timber internal
structure. Six storeys, 22 bays, with slightly advanced 6-window
range to centre, and 4-window gabled returns. Cambered brick
heads to 9-paned windows. Semicircular stair turret in centre
of rear elevation, which also has narrow vent-towers to each
side. Detached engine house beyond the stair turret was partly
rebuilt in the late C19 or early C20 (a new engine house built
early C20 on conversion to rope drive does not survive).
Original internal structure comprised cruciform cast-iron
columns supporting timber beams and joisted floors: these
survive on upper storeys, and have been replaced with
cylindrical columns and steel beams elsewhere.

The mill was built as part of Adam and George Murray's textile
works, established on this site in 1798, and expanded to form
a courtyard in which three spinning mills were linked by warehouse
and office blocks around a courtyard and canal basin.
Included as a now rare example of early non-fireproof
construction, and as an important component of Murray's mills.

(Williams, M.: Cotton Mills in Greater Manchester: LONDON:
1992-: 159-162; Greater Manchester Sites and Monuments

Listing NGR: SJ8503298642

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