SJ9856 : Mills on Haywood Street

taken 7 years ago, near to Leek, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Mills on Haywood Street
Mills on Haywood Street
The further building is a silk mill, Grade II listed, and in the listing is described as being by Sugden and Son, although it is not marked as such on the map produced by the local authority LinkExternal link Dated 1876, as is the adjacent building which is not listed, but described in the listing as 'engineering building'. The silk mill listing suggests it was built 'possibly for H D Bayliss', but these are the initials showing on the other building. Clearly there are some inconsistencies.
Sugden and Son
William Sugden set up an architectural practice in Leek in around 1850 after being involved with the design of stations on the Churnet Valley line. His son, William Larner Sugden joined the practice in 1866, becoming a partner in 1881.
The firm developed a distinctive style, particularly following Larner Sugden's involvement in the Arts and Crafts movement under the influence of William Morris, who spent considerable periods in Leek researching dyes and dyeing for his textiles. The Arts and Crafts style appears particularly in the detailing of buildings from the mid-1870s onwards. The practice's output ranges from the largest of the silk mills (Big Mill) to humble terraced houses.
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
Monday, 16 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 August, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Industry 
Date (from Tags)
Former (from Tags)
Silk Mill 
Person (from Tags)
William Sugden 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9850 5637 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.2713N 2:1.4315W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9847 5637
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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