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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
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
SD 62 SE DARWEN (off) BOLTON ROAD
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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