SD7207 : Bee Hive Mills (detail)
near to Farnworth, Bolton, Great Britain
Bee Hive Mills
A classic example of a two-mill site, where a second mill has been added to augment the original as trade expanded. The original mill became No.1, with the new mill becoming No.2.
The mills were operated by the Bee Hive Spinning Co Ltd, which seems to have retained its independence of other groupings until the mills closed around 1960. They are now used as a mail order warehousing and distribution centre.
The mills were Listed Grade II in 1996 and are currently in good order.
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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- Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 (more nearby)
- Thursday, 30 August, 2012
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OSGB36: SD 7258 0731 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.7011N 2:24.9260W
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- OSGB36: SD 72564 07313
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- East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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