SD7011 : Former Co-op store, Halliwell

near to Bolton, Great Britain

Former Co-op store, Halliwell
Former Co-op store, Halliwell
Despite varied architectural styles, former Co-op stores are often immediately identifiable as such. The panel over the entrance carries the beehive and wheatsheaf emblems of the local Society, with the motto Industry and Thrift.
The tower of Falcon Mill behind is a reminder of the source of earlier local economic activity.
Falcon Mill
One of the small number of Bolton Mills to have Grade II Listed status.
Built 1907 for Falcon Mill Ltd and designed by the local firm G Temperley who were responsible for the design of a number of Bolton mills. Still in industrial use.
The pyramidal roof to the tower was typical of many mills and is a rare survival as most have been dismantled on maintenance cost grounds.
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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Wednesday, 25 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Industry 
Former (from Tags)
Cooperative Store 
Building Material (from Tags)
Stone and Slate 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7060 1101 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.6899N 2:26.7405W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 70581 11007
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