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Victoria Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in Macclesfield, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2542 / 53°15'15"N

Longitude: -2.1208 / 2°7'14"W

OS Eastings: 392036

OS Northings: 373030

OS Grid: SJ920730

Mapcode National: GBR FZMT.N5

Mapcode Global: WHBBP.DGBL

Entry Name: Victoria Mills

Listing Date: 27 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220679

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391052

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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Listing Text


MACCLESFIELD

SJ9273 MILL LANE
886-1/7/144 (East side (off))
27/04/93 Victoria Mills

II

Silk mills, one disused at time of survey, the other in
partial use as textile factory. c1830-40, in 2 phases.
Northern building probably the earliest on the site. Brick
with Welsh slate roofs. A third mill to the north of the site
was demolished c1990.
Northern building: 4 storeys, 13-window range to long rear
elevation, with wide, angled gable. Mill Lane elevation a
13-window range, interrupted by projecting privy tower, and
with angled wing projecting to right, with square section
chimney in the internal angle of the wing. Continuous roof
lighting, suggesting use of attic as workspace.
Mill to south: 5 storeys, 14-window range to rear. 7-window
range to front, with added tower for lifts projecting to the
left. New loading bay in rear elevation, and wood mullioned
and transomed windows with flat-arched brick heads and stone
sills. Base of chimney survives against angled wall to south
east corner of site.
INTERIORS: internal structures not seen, but probably
cast-iron columns carrying timber beams.
Although the complex does not survive complete (ancillary
buildings and engine houses now demolished), the two mills
represent an interesting example of larger-scale development
for silk manufacture.
(Fricker, Calladine et al.: Macclesfield Mills Survey).


Listing NGR: SJ9200073200

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Description


MACCLESFIELD

SJ9273 MILL LANE
886-1/7/144 (East side (off))
27/04/93 Victoria Mills

II

Silk mills, one disused at time of survey, the other in
partial use as textile factory. c1830-40, in 2 phases.
Northern building probably the earliest on the site. Brick
with Welsh slate roofs. A third mill to the north of the site
was demolished c1990.
Northern building: 4 storeys, 13-window range to long rear
elevation, with wide, angled gable. Mill Lane elevation a
13-window range, interrupted by projecting privy tower, and
with angled wing projecting to right, with square section
chimney in the internal angle of the wing. Continuous roof
lighting, suggesting use of attic as workspace.
Mill to south: 5 storeys, 14-window range to rear. 7-window
range to front, with added tower for lifts projecting to the
left. New loading bay in rear elevation, and wood mullioned
and transomed windows with flat-arched brick heads and stone
sills. Base of chimney survives against angled wall to south
east corner of site.
INTERIORS: internal structures not seen, but probably
cast-iron columns carrying timber beams.
Although the complex does not survive complete (ancillary
buildings and engine houses now demolished), the two mills
represent an interesting example of larger-scale development
for silk manufacture.
(Fricker, Calladine et al.: Macclesfield Mills Survey).


Listing NGR: SJ9200073200

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