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Hartford Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Werneth, Oldham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5374 / 53°32'14"N

Longitude: -2.1355 / 2°8'7"W

OS Eastings: 391114

OS Northings: 404531

OS Grid: SD911045

Mapcode National: GBR FWJJ.GP

Mapcode Global: WHB9B.5CB1

Entry Name: Hartford Mill

Listing Date: 8 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210026

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388877

Location: Oldham, OL9

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: Werneth

Built-Up Area: Oldham

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Chadderton Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


OLDHAM

SD90SW BLOCK LANE
780-1/3/15 Hartford Mill

II

Cotton spinning mill. 1907. By FW Dixon for the Hartford Mill
(Oldham) Company Ltd. Extended 1920 and 1924.
Probably cast-iron and steel-framed with concrete flooring,
and brick walls with large areas of window.
Steam powered with rope transmission.
4 and 5 storeys accommodating to sloping site, 25 bays long
and 12 bays wide. Corners of main building stressed with wider
pilasters between the windows, otherwise ornamentation
confined to tower which projects from NW corner and rises 2
stages above main roofline, in heavy Baroque style with stone
dressings, including chamfered cornice below lantern-like
upper storey possibly missing former dome.
Additional stair tower in centre of north elevation, with
stone pedimented cornice. Wide windows to each bay, with
panelled pilasters to upper storey only. Present loading bays
in north east range.
Single-storeyed extension to card room along south elevation.
Power transmission at SW of main block, the engine house
projecting and expressed as 5 window range and 3 storeys.
Rope race in western elevation, which has triple central
windows flanked by blind panels with pilasters at angles.
Boiler house detached to west of mill, and chimney to south of
engine house, with mill name and corbelled bands in white
brick.
(Gurr, Duncan, and Hunt, Julian: The Cotton Mills of Oldham:
Oldham: 1989-).


Listing NGR: SD9111404531

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Description


OLDHAM

SD90SW BLOCK LANE
780-1/3/15 Hartford Mill

II

Cotton spinning mill. 1907. By FW Dixon for the Hartford Mill
(Oldham) Company Ltd. Extended 1920 and 1924.
Probably cast-iron and steel-framed with concrete flooring,
and brick walls with large areas of window.
Steam powered with rope transmission.
4 and 5 storeys accommodating to sloping site, 25 bays long
and 12 bays wide. Corners of main building stressed with wider
pilasters between the windows, otherwise ornamentation
confined to tower which projects from NW corner and rises 2
stages above main roofline, in heavy Baroque style with stone
dressings, including chamfered cornice below lantern-like
upper storey possibly missing former dome.
Additional stair tower in centre of north elevation, with
stone pedimented cornice. Wide windows to each bay, with
panelled pilasters to upper storey only. Present loading bays
in north east range.
Single-storeyed extension to card room along south elevation.
Power transmission at SW of main block, the engine house
projecting and expressed as 5 window range and 3 storeys.
Rope race in western elevation, which has triple central
windows flanked by blind panels with pilasters at angles.
Boiler house detached to west of mill, and chimney to south of
engine house, with mill name and corbelled bands in white
brick.
(Gurr, Duncan, and Hunt, Julian: The Cotton Mills of Oldham:
Oldham: 1989-).


Listing NGR: SD9111404531

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