SD9004 : Chadderton Mill

taken 10 years ago, near to Oldham, Great Britain

Chadderton Mill
Chadderton Mill
Shot across old housing stock from hard-standing by Nile Mill.
Chadderton Mill
The first mill to be designed by P S Stott, possibly the most renowned of the architectural family from the area.
It is one of the few Oldham mills to have listed building status, Listed Grade II, and the following is taken from the English Heritage listing:
"Cotton doubling mill, steam powered. 1885. By P S Stott. For the Chadderton Mill Company Ltd. Card shed extended with additional storey 1901 and new office block built in 1906.
Further extensions made in 1911, 1920 and 1936. Cast-iron and steel-framed with brick cladding.
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys, wide rectilinear plan of 18 bays, with 9 bay return elevations and stair towers at angles. Tall brick arched windows. Engine house projects from centre of south elevation with 2 round-arched windows, and the date in a segmental pediment in the parapet. Chimney alongside. Glazed roofed porch over entrance and loading area against west elevation.
Stair and sprinkler tower projects from centre of north elevation, with name in white brick lettering.
In the western angle, the office block was added in 1920: 2 storeys, 3-window range with doorway to right and leaded lights to windows.
2-storeyed extension to east, presumably card room, with hipped longitudinal roof ridges.
The mill survives as a good example of an earlier type of
fire-proof construction with brick arches carried on cast-iron columns and steel beams with partially load bearing walls. It is also of interest in its planning -showing the greater width made possible by improvements in constructional technique."
The style shows the beginning of the change from smaller, segmental arched windows to the large rectangular windows which characterised Stott's mill from around 1900 onwards.
It was the last mill to cease spinning in Oldham, in 2000. Although it then passed into multiple occupancy, it currently (2010) appears to be unoccupied.
One of a few mills that retain a lodge, still used by an angling society.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 February, 2008
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Mill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 907 044 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:32.2185N 2:8.5075W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 905 042
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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