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North Range at Westwood Mills

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colne Valley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6279 / 53°37'40"N

Longitude: -1.8578 / 1°51'28"W

OS Eastings: 409499

OS Northings: 414607

OS Grid: SE094146

Mapcode National: GBR HVGH.L7

Mapcode Global: WHCB6.F2KL

Plus Code: 9C5WJ4HR+5V

Entry Name: North Range at Westwood Mills

Listing Date: 11 July 1985

Last Amended: 20 June 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216965

English Heritage Legacy ID: 411683

ID on this website: 101216965

Location: Linthwaite, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, HD7

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Colne Valley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Golcar St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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North range at Westwood Mills
(Formerly listed as:
East Block of Westwood Mills MILLS)


Warehouse and workshop range. Early C19 with later alterations. Coursed hammer dressed gritstone laid to diminishing courses; stone slate roofing and glazed roof lights largely removed. Turned back kneelers. 3 storeys and 7 bays built parallel to the towpath of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
South elevation: to mill yard, entrance far left with plain jambs and the line of the lintel above the first floor door continues as a band over the windows. The almost-square windows have plain lintels and sills but lack jambs; those to ground floor are blocked by coursed stone rubble and the ground and first floors of bays 5, 6 and 7 are obscured by a C20 electricity substation. The central bay of the second and third floors has a large pointed arched window, probably taking-in doors, with plain stone surrounds. This range post-dates the west fulling mill and the wall line was adjusted to meet the line of the window mullions of the earlier building, creating a tier of 'squints' in the corner.
North elevation; to canal, only the lintel of the blocked opening near ground level in bay 4 appears to be an original opening; a semi-circular stair tower projects far right and rises to first floor level only. Ground floor; blocked doorway with plain stone lintel and jambs bay 3, flanked by two windows to left and one to right. First floor; wide window with re-used stone surround above the entrance; larger window with rock-faced ashlar detailing similar to those on ground floor far left. Two circular tie-bar plates at first floor level a three at first floor level. The stonework changes at the top storey suggest that the building may well have been raised.
East gabled elevation; the original 2- and 3-light mullioned windows were altered to form loading doors to each storey.
INTERIOR; not inspected.
HISTORY; John Shaw built a fulling and scribbling mill, now the west range, in c1800 and it is likely that there was an office or warehouse building here before the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was opened in 1811. The present structure probably dates from the 1820's when John, Jonathan and Eli Shaw took over the business and made alterations to the mill. The lack of fenestration on the canal side suggests a concern for security, while the large windows on the south side would have provided light for the unpacking and sorting of wool, and for the checking and repairing of woven pieces.

Listing NGR: SE0949914607

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