SD9105 : Manor Mill

taken 7 years ago, near to Oldham, Great Britain

Manor Mill
Manor Mill
An overall view of this fine mill (Listed Grade II), showing the chimney - still with decorative cap - and the small office block. The nearest building is Falcon Mill, unusual for Oldham in being a single-storey weaving mill.
Manor Mill, Chadderton
Designed by George Stott, Manor Mill was erected in 1906. It is one of the most complete mills in Oldham, retaining its external engine house and the full height of its chimney. Built in red brick with stone dressings, it is characterised by its impressive copper-covered dome in the Byzantine style. Listed Grade II. The mill ceased spinning in 1990 and is now in multiple business occupancy. A plan to turn it into a heritage centre failed to materialise.
The engine was a 1500hp cross-compound Corliss type by George Saxon driving 30 ropes from a 26 ft diameter flywheel.
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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SD9105, 61 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 July, 2010
Category
Industrial site > Cotton mill (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9110 0580 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:32.9254N 2:8.1476W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9110 0573
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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