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Former Moss Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7639 / 53°45'50"N

Longitude: -2.7097 / 2°42'34"W

OS Eastings: 353312

OS Northings: 429966

OS Grid: SD533299

Mapcode National: GBR T8B.X8

Mapcode Global: WH85M.BNXB

Plus Code: 9C5VQ77R+H4

Entry Name: Former Moss Mill

Listing Date: 20 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392104

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: University

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/6/216 (West side)
former Moss Mill


Cotton spinning mill, now various workshops, gymnasium, etc.
c.1796, extended and altered. Red brick in English garden wall
bond with sandstone dressings, now mostly rendered; slate
roof. Shallow rectangular plan facing south. 5 storeys,
originally a 4:3:4 window range (but fenestration now altered
and irregular), with pedimented centre breaking forwards.
Raised rusticated quoins to the centre still exposed; ground
floor has various inserted doorways, and left end now covered
by C20 addition; 4 square windows on each of the 2nd, 3rd, and
4th floors to the left, similar but very irregular regular
fenestration to centre and right, all windows altered and some
blocked. Rear: east portion and pedimented centre have square
windows with raised sills and wedge lintels, some blocked or
blind and others altered, more regular than front, the centre
with 3 on each floor, plus a round-headed window in the centre
of the top floor rising into the pediment; various large
tie-plates, mostly quatrefoil shape.
INTERIOR: not inspected but believed to have been altered.
History: one of the first mills built by John Horrocks, being
the principal element of a small industrial colony planted by
him in this locality, and including a 3-storey block of
handloom weavers' housing immediately opposite (demolished).
Now the oldest surviving spinning mill in this town and,
despite alterations, still recognisably in the pedimented
Georgian form of the earliest textile mills.

Listing NGR: SD5331229966

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