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Beehive Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Lever, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.5623 / 53°33'44"N

Longitude: -2.4153 / 2°24'55"W

OS Eastings: 372586

OS Northings: 407383

OS Grid: SD725073

Mapcode National: GBR CWK7.WQ

Mapcode Global: WH97V.WQ0D

Plus Code: 9C5VHH6M+WV

Entry Name: Beehive Mills

Listing Date: 4 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387990

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475986

Location: Great Lever, Bolton, BL3

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Great Lever

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Seven Saints, New Bury with Great Lever

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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797-1/4/76 (North East side)
04/11/96 Beehive Mills


Cotton spinning mills, comprising 2 spinning blocks with some
ancillary buildings. The first mill (spinning mill No.1) was
built in 1895, the second (spinning mill No.2) added in 1902.
2 spinning blocks with original offices and gate lodge, and
later (c1920) office.
EXTERIOR: spinning mill No.1 is 5 storeys, 15x4 bays with
multi-ridge roof and cast-iron, steel and concrete internal
structure. Brick externally. Large rectangular windows have
central dividing mullions. Yellow brick bands as lintels.
Stair/sprinkler tower at south-east angle raised an additional
storey with high parapet. Stepped pyramidal cap now missing.
Mill No.2 is similar in style, 6 storeys, 13x5 bays.
Stair/sprinkler tower similar in style to that of mill No.1 at
south-east angle, and additional smaller tower at north-west
angle. Spinning mills are linked by loading bay, with mill
name and date (1902).
Engine house projects from rear of mill No.1, and there is
also a boiler house and truncated stack to rear. Several bays
of single-storey, saw-tooth roofed building at front of mill
No.2 - preparation or carding areas.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: documentary evidence suggests mill No.2 also formerly
had engine house to centre-rear, and that there were card-room
extensions to the rear of mill No.1.
(Williams M: Cotton Mills in Greater Manchester: LONDON:
1992-; Longworth J: The Cotton Mills of Bolton: Bolton:

Listing NGR: SD7258607383

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