Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NN 71558 1600
271558, 701600


L-plan block, 5-storey and basement of fire-proof jack-arch construction.

Simple classic elevations, rubble with ashlar ground floor

arched and channelled: 1830-1: unfinished.

Statement of Special Interest

Deanston works was originally powered by 4 waterwheels 36'6"

dia. & 10'10" wide (Fairbairn of Manchester 1830). Replaced

1949 by Gilkes turbines; the huge c.i. and w.i. conduit which

fed them, and the lades and tail-races still survive. Upgraded on 11-Dec-1991 from B to A.



See O.S.A. v.XX p.87 for founding of mill in 1785. N.S.A. v.X

p.1233 et seq. gives excellent description of the works as

they existed in 1843.

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