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Centenary Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7617 / 53°45'42"N

Longitude: -2.6837 / 2°41'1"W

OS Eastings: 355026

OS Northings: 429696

OS Grid: SD550296

Mapcode National: GBR TDB.FG

Mapcode Global: WH85M.RQ83

Plus Code: 9C5VQ868+MG

Entry Name: Centenary Mill

Listing Date: 18 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218681

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392105

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: St Matthew's

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston The Risen Lord

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


941-1/7/217 (North side)
18/10/88 Centenary Mill


Cotton spinning mill, now warehouse. 1891-96 (office dated
1896), for Horrocks, Crewdson & Co, with later extensions and
modifications. Brick with stone dressings, slate roofs. Main
mill with attached carding sheds, engine house, boiler house
and chimney, with later office/gatehouse and gates, all
survive intact. Rectangular, with stair towers at the SW and
SE corners, sprinkler tower at NW corner, engine house
attached at right-angles to north side, office and gatehouse
at SW corner. Four storeys over basement, a 23-window range,
with high stone basement, stone sill-bands to 1st and 2nd
floors, pilasters to top 2 floors, parapet with flat stone
coping; large slightly-recessed 9-pane windows, those at 2nd
floor square-headed with stone lintels, all the others
segmental-headed and those at top floor with imposts and
keystones; square towers at each end with matching
fenestration to the front, stone bands to the parapets, former
turrets removed. Rear: large rectangular 2-storey engine house
with 8-window sides has giant round-headed stone archway in
end wall, with high channelled piers, Ionic columns, and
double semicircular arched head with radiating mullions.
Chimney (connected to west of engine house, by boiler house)
with square plinth, moulded stone base, and tall tapered
square stack (slightly cut down). To east of engine house,
large single-storey carding shed with north-light roofs.
History: named Centenary Mill to commemorate foundation of
John Horrocks first mill; one of the first mills in Britain to
incorporate rolled-steel beams and concrete floors.

Listing NGR: SD5502629696

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