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The Cottonworks

A Grade II Listed Building in Astley Bridge, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.6061 / 53°36'21"N

Longitude: -2.4303 / 2°25'49"W

OS Eastings: 371625

OS Northings: 412251

OS Grid: SD716122

Mapcode National: GBR CVGR.N2

Mapcode Global: WH97N.MMXD

Plus Code: 9C5VJH49+CV

Entry Name: The Cottonworks

Listing Date: 4 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475920

Location: Astley Bridge, Bolton, BL1

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Astley Bridge

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Astley Bridge St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

Tagged with: Mill

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The Cottonworks

(Formerly listed as Astley Bridge Mill)


Former cotton spinning mill. 1927. By Bradshaw, Gass and Hope. For Sir John Holden. Brick, with steel and concrete internal structure and flat (concrete) roof.

EXTERIOR: five storeys and basement,14x6 bays with stressed angles (housing services), one with tower. Wide flat headed windows grouped in threes between pilasters with ornamented terracotta capitals. Cornice over fourth floor, and brick mullions to attic windows. Fretted parapet. Stair tower at north-west angle, with round arched windows with balconettes in upper storey, and domed copper roof. Two storey extension to card rooms (probably contemporary with building of main mill) runs along eastern elevation. Single storey extension (probably associated with electrical power system of mill) attached to north elevation. Short chimney of square section in centre of north elevation, serving heating boilers. South elevation divided by full-height pilasters with neo-Egyptian capitals.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

HISTORY: the mill was built to use mains electricity as its power source, and was the last mill to be built in Bolton.

Listing NGR: SD7162512251

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