|Title||Aerial view of Houldsworth Mill (left) and Broadstone Mills (right), about 1931.|
|Creator||Royal Commission for the Historic Monuments of England|
|Description||Houldsworth Mill, built in 1865 by William Henry Houldsworth. Broadstone Mills were constructed in 1903-7 and briefly held the record as the largest cotton-spinning mill in the world. Both Houldsworth Mill and Broadstone Mills were 'double mills', comprising twin factories powered from a central engine house. |
Designed by A. H. Stott of Oldham, Houldsworth Mill has a symmetrical Italianate fašade rising dramatically above the rows of workers housing to the east. The mill consists of two five-storeyed blocks of eighteen bays used for spinning, separated by a narrower central block of nine bays containing warehousing, offices and the main entrance. The central block is flanked by two Italianate stair towers and features a large clock and cupola on the parapet. Now developed into a block of flats..
|Manufacturer/Publisher||Royal Commission for the Historic Monuments of England|
|Holding Organisation||Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit|