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Former Canal Flour Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4736 / 53°28'24"N

Longitude: -2.2596 / 2°15'34"W

OS Eastings: 382867

OS Northings: 397461

OS Grid: SJ828974

Mapcode National: GBR DFK.FT

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.8Y8F

Entry Name: Former Canal Flour Mills

Listing Date: 9 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388113

Location: Manchester, M15

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Hulme The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/18/123 (East side)
09/11/92 Former Canal Flour Mills


Flour mills, now warehouses, etc, and partly unoccupied at
time of survey. 1896, by William Waddington. Red brick (part
now painted), 4-span slate roof. Irregular plan within a
square, on structural axis parallel to Egerton Street, with
north end to Bridgewater Canal and integral canal basin
entered through shipping hole. Utilitarian style with
Italianate features. Four storeys over basement, plus a tower
and campanile-style chimney; with pilastered facades of 6
unequal bays to Egerton Street and 4 unequal gables at the
south end. Each bay has a Lombard frieze, the first 5 to
Egerton Street with pairs of windows and the 6th bay with 3
windows, mostly segmental-headed except for a single
round-headed opening from ground to 1st floor of the 1st bay
and all those at top floor which are square-headed and
shorter; all basement openings and most ground floor windows
now blocked. South return wall has a wide 3-bay gable with
central flat, then a 2-bay gable, and two single-bay gables,
all completely altered at ground floor but otherwise with
fenestration like that at the front except the top floor which
has stepped round-headed windows. The north end has (inter
alia) a large shipping hole; and a square sprinkler tower with
narrow 2-bay sides which have round-headed lancets and corbel
tables, a machicolated parapet (enclosing the water tank), and
a square chimney at the north east corner in similar style.
Interior (as reported by GMAU 1989): intact loading and
unloading facilities for canal boats; timber floors supported
by steel beams and cast-iron columns; disused pump in basement
for artesian well. Included as unusually complete example of
flour mill related to canal.

Listing NGR: SJ8286797461

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

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