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Swan Meadow Works Western Number 2 Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Douglas, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5397 / 53°32'22"N

Longitude: -2.6411 / 2°38'27"W

OS Eastings: 357611

OS Northings: 404976

OS Grid: SD576049

Mapcode National: GBR BW0H.0V

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.D9L7

Entry Name: Swan Meadow Works Western Number 2 Mill

Listing Date: 13 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384528

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484963

Location: Wigan, WN3

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Douglas

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Wigan St James with St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


WIGAN

SD50NE SWAN MEADOW ROAD
24-1/2/79 (West side (off))
13/07/94 Swan Meadow works, Western No.2 Mill

GV II

Integrated cotton mill comprising spinning block with
associated boiler house, engine house and chimney, and winding
and beaming rooms (former weaving shed demolished); now mostly
in multiple occupation as business units, and winding and
beaming rooms latterly used as clothing factory. Dated 1888;
by AH Stott & Sons, for Farington Eckersley & Co.Ltd.;
altered.
SPINNING BLOCK of common brick in English garden wall bond,
with sandstone dressings (roof concealed but probably
asphalt). Large rectangular plan on east-west axis with
projected turret on north side containing entrance (large C20
addition in left angle of this). 4 storeys, 20:4:1:8 windows;
with panelled corner pilasters terminating in dentilled
cornices, coped parapet, and stepped upstand to turret
inscribed "1888". The single-window entrance turret has a
pedimented doorway (now with reduced opening) and
segmental-headed windows above. The main ranges to left and
right have large segmental-headed 6-pane windows, those at
ground and 3rd floors linked by sillbands.
FORMER BEAMING AND WINDING ROOMS, a rectangular block at
right-angles to the west, formerly detached but now linked at
1st floor, 2-storeyed over a deep basement, now has very
prominently oversailing 1st-floor extensions on the east and
north sides carried on a cast-iron framework.
ENGINE HOUSE, attached at right-angles near the west end of
the rear, rising to 2nd floor level, has a very large
Venetian-style round-headed window in the south gable, and
6 round-headed windows to the upper level of the west side;
and its roof has been completely stripped of its slates.
BOILER HOUSE, attached at right angles to the west side of the
engine house, is single storey with 2 coped gables to the
west.
CHIMNEY, in the outer angle of these 2 elements, has a
battered plinth of blue engineering brick, a tapered octagonal
shaft of common brick with red brick at the angles, and a
moulded stone overail.
All these elements formerly a single functional entity. Forms
part of important group of cotton mills and associated
structures on this site, collectively a very striking feature
close to Wigan Pier.


Listing NGR: SD5761104976

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