SJ9756 : Big Mill, the old building

near to Leek, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Big Mill, the old building
Big Mill, the old building
Built c1860 by William Sugden. It is the tallest of the older mill buildings, running to 6 floors. This is the rear of the building, showing the footbridge linking to the later developments which were on higher ground. Grade II listed. See LinkExternal link for the front elevation.
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.
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.

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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2011
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Monday, 16 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 8 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused  Industry 
Former (from Tags)
Silk Mill  Footbridge 
Date (from Tags)
Circa 1860 
Person (from Tags)
William Sugden 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9796 5674 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.4708N 2:1.9156W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9793 5672
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