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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: Bolton, BL1

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Astley Bridge

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

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Listing Text


797-1/2/39 (East side)
04/11/96 Astley Bridge Mill


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: 5 storeys and basement, 14x6 bays with stressed
angles (housing services), one with tower. Wide flat headed
windows grouped in 3's between pilasters with ornamented
terracotta capitals. Cornice over 4th 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.
2-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.
(Williams M: Cotton Mills in Greater Manchester: London:
1992-; Longworth J: The Cotton Mills of Bolton: Bolton:

Listing NGR: SD7162512251

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

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