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Latitude: 53.5441 / 53°32'38"N
Longitude: -2.1274 / 2°7'38"W
OS Eastings: 391657
OS Northings: 405277
OS Grid: SD916052
Mapcode National: GBR FWLG.78
Mapcode Global: WHB9B.957W
Entry Name: Anchor Mill
Listing Date: 8 March 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1282545
English Heritage Legacy ID: 388890
Location: Oldham, OL9
Electoral Ward/Division: Coldhurst
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Oldham
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Oldham St Mary with St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
Cotton spinning mill. 1881. By J.Stott, for the Anchor
Spinning Company. Iron framed and brick construction, with
brick arched fireproof ceilings. Welsh slate over timber roof,
comprising 5 longitudinal aisles. Steam powered, with internal
engine house and upright shaft transmission.
5-storey main block with projecting stair tower and office
range. Main block of 18 bays by 6 bays, lit from each side by
segmentally arched windows with stone sills (some now blocked
in rear elevations).
Two rows of original taking-in doors in west elevation,
inserted doors to north. Corners stressed with pilasters with
narrow full-height recessed panels and moulded stone cornices.
Integral engine house in north-west corner, with round arched
window partially blocked but retaining original ornate
glazing. 4 semi-circular windows to north. External boiler
house adjacent to the engine house to the north, modified with
addition of upper storey. Original chimney also to north,
probably lowered in height, but retaining lettering and anchor
motif in white brick.
Major internal division separating preparation and spinning
areas corresponds externally with position of stair and
sprinkler tower projecting to south, with angle pilasters with
recessed full-height panels and tall windows with round arched
stone heads in the upper storey.
Office block in south-west angle with tower: 5 round-arched
windows and doorway in angle with tower. Upper storey a C20
addition. Additional single-storeyed range to east of main
block probably original.
Internal construction of cast-iron columns supporting
longitudinal and transverse primary beams. Two transverse
brick arches sprung between secondary beams in each bay.
(Williams, Michael: The Greater Manchester Textile Mill
Survey: Manchester: 1989-).
Listing NGR: SD 91657 05277
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