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Regent Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Failsworth, Oldham

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Latitude: 53.5088 / 53°30'31"N

Longitude: -2.1602 / 2°9'36"W

OS Eastings: 389469

OS Northings: 401358

OS Grid: SD894013

Mapcode National: GBR FWCV.3X

Mapcode Global: WHB9H.S2HD

Entry Name: Regent Mill

Listing Date: 4 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470634

Location: Oldham, M35

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: Failsworth West

Built-Up Area: Failsworth

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Failsworth St John

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


780-0/6/10009 (South East side)
Regent Mill


Cotton spinning mill formerly steam powered. 1906, with late C20 alterations and additions. By G. Stott, for the Regent Mill Company. Almost certainly built as a ring spinning mill
and in use as such by 1915. Rolled iron and steel beam and , brick arch fire-proof construction, Supported on cast-iron columns. Brick-clad exterior, with decorative brick detailing and ashlar dressings.
PLAN: single block comprising spinning mill with preparation and warehousing, with power transmission features at SE corner and 2-storey card room extensions to rear.
EXTERIOR: 4-storeyed, 42x5 bays, with towers at NE and NW angles, and pilasters stressing southern angles. Triple windows between pilasters of 1st and 2nd storeys. Deep
corbelled recessed panels house ground and upper storey windows, continuous stone sill and stone bands in first and upper storeys. Arcaded eaves corbelling.
Main stair tower at NW corner with triple windows in each stage, and stone bands in projecting upper storey. Pyramidal roof surmounted by wrought-iron brattishing with flag pole. Subsidiary tower at NE angle.
Engine house projects from SE corner, with triple round-arched windows. Chimney does not survive.
HISTORY: The mill represents the ongoing use and development of brick arch floor construction by various branches of the Stott architectural dynasty, at a time when rural practices were experimenting with concrete floor construction. The mill was powered by an 1800 horse power vertical steam engine manufactured by Buckley and Taylor.

Regent mill is a near-complete example of an early C20 ring spinning mill, designed by one of the most prominent specialist mill architects of the day. Despite alterations, the distinctive architectural quality of the building is undiminished, and the mill remains a notable element of Oldham's industrial landscape from the time when the town was the world's most prolific mill community.

Listing NGR: SD8946901358

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

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