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Bridge Mill (Formerly Known As Old Mill Building)

A Grade II Listed Building in Astley Bridge, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.6137 / 53°36'49"N

Longitude: -2.4266 / 2°25'35"W

OS Eastings: 371872

OS Northings: 413097

OS Grid: SD718130

Mapcode National: GBR CVHN.FB

Mapcode Global: WH97N.PFNJ

Plus Code: 9C5VJH7F+F8

Entry Name: Bridge Mill (Formerly Known As Old Mill Building)

Listing Date: 26 April 1974

Last Amended: 19 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388031

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476029

Location: Bolton, BL7

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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SD 71 SW,

THREADFOLD WAY, Eagley (North side),
'Bridge Mill'

(formerly known as Old Mill Building)




Probably originally a cotton mill, latterly used as canteen
for Eagley Mills complex, and as leather goods
works. Reported residential 07/2017. Largely late C18 with extensions dated 1926. Original
section is coursed and squared watershot stone work, with
hipped slate roof. Additions are brick with rock-faced stone

EXTERIOR: original building is 2 storey to south, 3 storey to
north, and 9x2 bays. Wide sash windows with small panes and
flat heads. Cast-iron external staircase attached to 3rd bay.
Single storey gabled projection against west wall at one time
a boiler house. No other traces of power system, and original
use unclear. Extension is also 2-3 storey, 3 bays, with
entrance and staircase giving access to working floors.
Central pediment to parapet over entrance.

INTERIOR: original construction appears to be unsupported
lateral timber beams, replaced or strengthened on lower
storeys by steel joists carried on cast-iron columns.

HISTORY: documentary evidence suggests that there was a mill
on the Eagley Mills site by 1816. In 1820, James and Robert
Chadwick established a tape-weaving business on the site, also
making sewing cotton, cards and laces. The original building
would by then have been a small component in a much larger
industrial site, reflected in its more recent use as a

Listing NGR: SD7187213097

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