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Trafalgar Mill walker Hey Footbridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7875 / 53°47'15"N

Longitude: -2.2499 / 2°14'59"W

OS Eastings: 383629

OS Northings: 432382

OS Grid: SD836323

Mapcode National: GBR DSQN.P0

Mapcode Global: WHB83.D2T8

Plus Code: 9C5VQQQ2+22

Entry Name: Trafalgar Mill walker Hey Footbridge

Listing Date: 2 April 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313387

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467237

Location: Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Town: Burnley

Electoral Ward/Division: Trinity

Built-Up Area: Burnley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burnley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


906-1/19/148 (North East side)
02/04/91 Trafalgar Mill and Walker Hey


Former cotton mill, now used for a variety of commercial and
leisure purposes. Complex building history: original mill for
spinning built 1846 for WH Halstead with internal transverse
engine house and fireproofed stairs. Converted into an
integrated mill with external engine house, boiler house,
water tank and weaving sheds added 1867. Mill extended and
heightened, office and stair tower added 1872. Later minor
alterations. Walker Hey footbridge built 1891-2 to give
workers quicker access to town centre. Coursed millstone grit
rubble; slate roofs.
EXTERIOR: main mill building 3 storeys with attic and
basement; 16 bays by 5; 2-light windows. A vertical joint
marks the 1872 extension (towards Trafalgar Street); the
former eaves cornice of the old range now forms a transom to
the top-floor windows. Gabled combined stair and privy block
to left elevation; gabled hoist to right (slate hung to
sides). Street elevation with regular fenestration to all
floors and triple round-headed lancets and oculus to gable
To left, the 5-stage stair/water tower with one small
round-headed window to each stage and left of this a
single-storeyed range, partly of brick, with a single doorway
only towards the street.
Canal elevation with 6-window warehouse range, 2 storeys, one
of the window bays cut through to provide covered section of
walkway leading to footbridge. Adjacent to this is the boiler
house. Stack plinth on return. Between the canalside and
roadside ranges and set low are the weaving sheds, with part
slate and part glazed roofs in the normal fashion.
INTERIOR intact: cast-iron columns with shaped brackets,
remarkably slim to upper floors. That part of the main range
between the engine house and fireproofed stairs is
flag-floored. Bridge is of iron with swan-necked supports and
cross braces.
Trafalgar Mill well illustrates the complex building history
associated with a single-industry site over a period of half a

Listing NGR: SD8363032381

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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