SD9004 : Nile Mill

taken 8 years ago, near to Chadderton, Oldham, Great Britain

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Nile Mill
Nile Mill
Courtyard along the east front. There are blocked-up openings in the wall to the left which are probably World War II air raid shelters.
Nile Mill
This is one of the few mills in the area with listed building status - Listed Grade II
The following is taken from the English Heritage listing details:
"Cotton spinning mill, steam powered. Built as a ring spinning mill in 1898 by P S Stott for the Nile Spinning and Doubling Co. Ltd. Top storey added 1905, the card room extended 1907. Cast-iron and steel-framed with brick-arched ceilings. Brick cladding with flat, probably concrete roof.
PLAN: double mill, with central engine house, partially projecting to rear, and balanced to front by projecting tower.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, with carding areas to ground floor, spinning floors above. Each half has 9 bays divided by pilasters and each containing 3 very wide windows. Yellow brick bands as lintels. Decorative corbelling to upper storey. Angle pilasters with corbelled panels to stair towers at each corner. Stone parapet. Card room extensions, single-storeyed in right-hand section, 2-storeyed to left, similarly divided and detailed.
Some alterations to central tower, which possibly housed taking-in doors, but which was altered, probably on conversion to electrical power. Loading doors with hoist to right of 13-bay return elevation.
Engine house partially within the body of the mill, and partially projecting from centre of rear elevation, with 2 round-arched windows, and lower upper windows. Stack with white brick lettering beyond engine house, linked by single storey boiler house. Sprinkler tower above engine house, projecting by one storey above the roof line.
Detached office block to south of the site, single storeyed, brick with painted stone dressings.
The mill is of interest both as a good example of a double mill, and also as a relatively early example of a purpose-built ring spinning mill, the largest in the world at
the time of its construction."
The fabric of the building is in generally rather poor condition (2010), particularly the southern (A) end. The office block is suffering from subsidence and is no longer occupied, and the engine house has lost most of its glazing and is heavily vegetated.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 July, 2010
Industrial site > Cotton mill (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9050 0431 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:32.1212N 2:8.6882W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9052 0435
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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