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India Mill Chimney

A Grade II* Listed Building in Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.6909 / 53°41'27"N

Longitude: -2.4652 / 2°27'54"W

OS Eastings: 369379

OS Northings: 421710

OS Grid: SD693217

Mapcode National: GBR CT7R.3M

Mapcode Global: WH978.3HC9

Entry Name: India Mill Chimney

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184680

Location: Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen, BB3

County: Blackburn with Darwen

Civil Parish: Darwen

Built-Up Area: Darwen

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Darwen St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


SD 693 217

4/9 India Mill Chimney

Chimney, 1867, (architect unknown) for Shorrock Brothers & Co.
Brick with ashlar base and dressings. Square section, 300 feet high,
in the style of an Italian campanile. Rests on foundation stone said to
have been the largest single block quarried since Cleopatra's Needle. Massive
base of rusticated rock-faced white stone has 3 triply-recessed round-headed
panels in the exposed sides, string course, bracketed and moulded cornice
bearing a massive set-off which forms a plinth to the chimney. The chimney
is of red brick with bands of blue and yellow brick, some with diaper
pattern, the first 2/3 of the height panelled: the neck has a bracketed
ledge on each side, round-headed blind arcading on 2 levels, and moulded
consoles to a prominent cornice which carries a stone balustrade with urn
finials at the corners; the top has round-headed blind arcading with
imposts and keystones, a very prominent cornice and a short splayed cap.
On north side of base and linked to it is low 2-storey office, on east side
is arcaded range linking chimney to engine house of India Mill (with which
it is included.q.v.) both these in matching rusticated ashlar.

Listing NGR: SD6937921710

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