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Short Street Mill the Old Millstone Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Macclesfield, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2598 / 53°15'35"N

Longitude: -2.1236 / 2°7'24"W

OS Eastings: 391854

OS Northings: 373652

OS Grid: SJ918736

Mapcode National: GBR FZMR.15

Mapcode Global: WHBBP.CB09

Plus Code: 9C5V7V5G+WH

Entry Name: Short Street Mill the Old Millstone Inn

Listing Date: 28 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206952

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391106

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire East, SK11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Macclesfield

Built-Up Area: Macclesfield

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: St Michael and All Angels, Macclesfield

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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886-1/10/199 (East side)
Nos.2, 4 AND 6
Short Street Mill (Nos.2, 4 & 6) and
The Old Millstone Inn


Former silk mill converted into cottages, with adjoining
public house. Early C19, extended and the public house built,
c1840-50. Brick with stone-flagged and Welsh slate roofs.
PLAN: former mill fronts Short Street: 2-storeyed to front,
4-storeyed to rear. The upper 2 storeys cottages, the lower
rear storeys now part of public house.
EXTERIOR: 6-window range, but built in 2 phases, with No.6 a
later addition (built as a single phase with public house) to
the right. Wide loading door to first floor of No.2, with
inserted casement window of 2-lights alongside it. Other first
floor and ground-floor windows are casements of 3-lights with
flat-arched brick heads. Plank doors with plain brick lintels.
Stack on right hand gable of Nos 2 & 4, and front wall stack
to No.6. Inserted or altered openings to lower storeys to
No.6 forms continuous build with public house: main facade
faces Waters Green: a 4-window range with 2 angled returns to
E and SE, each a 2-window range. Original doorway to left in
architrave with clustered shafts and roll moulding, with
cast-iron blind fanlight over. Windows are 4-pane sashes with
flat-arched gauged brick heads with key stones all painted
over. Added porch to right of centre. Moulded eaves cornice,
axial stacks.
The mill was possibly originally built as cottages with
weaving garret probably occupying the whole of the upper
storey, and the complex is of interest as illustrating the
changing relationship between domestic and industrial building
use characteristic of the silk industry.

Listing NGR: SJ9185473648

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