SD9004 : Chadderton Mill

taken 8 years ago, near to Oldham, Great Britain

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Chadderton Mill
Chadderton Mill
Seen from Fields New Road. Modern industry is on a much smaller scale here.
Chadderton Mill
The first mill to be designed by P S Stott, possibly the most renowned of the architectural family from the area.
It is one of the few Oldham mills to have listed building status, Listed Grade II, and the following is taken from the English Heritage listing:
"Cotton doubling mill, steam powered. 1885. By P S Stott. For the Chadderton Mill Company Ltd. Card shed extended with additional storey 1901 and new office block built in 1906.
Further extensions made in 1911, 1920 and 1936. Cast-iron and steel-framed with brick cladding.
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys, wide rectilinear plan of 18 bays, with 9 bay return elevations and stair towers at angles. Tall brick arched windows. Engine house projects from centre of south elevation with 2 round-arched windows, and the date in a segmental pediment in the parapet. Chimney alongside. Glazed roofed porch over entrance and loading area against west elevation.
Stair and sprinkler tower projects from centre of north elevation, with name in white brick lettering.
In the western angle, the office block was added in 1920: 2 storeys, 3-window range with doorway to right and leaded lights to windows.
2-storeyed extension to east, presumably card room, with hipped longitudinal roof ridges.
The mill survives as a good example of an earlier type of
fire-proof construction with brick arches carried on cast-iron columns and steel beams with partially load bearing walls. It is also of interest in its planning -showing the greater width made possible by improvements in constructional technique."
The style shows the beginning of the change from smaller, segmental arched windows to the large rectangular windows which characterised Stott's mill from around 1900 onwards.
It was the last mill to cease spinning in Oldham, in 2000. Although it then passed into multiple occupancy, it currently (2010) appears to be unoccupied.
One of a few mills that retain a lodge, still used by an angling society.
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
Cotton mill (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9066 0446 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:32.2023N 2:8.5436W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9056 0439
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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