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Hole House Mill, Kenyon Street, Blackburn, Lancs - Building Investigation

Wild, Chris (2015) Hole House Mill, Kenyon Street, Blackburn, Lancs - Building Investigation. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Blackburn with Darwen Council has granted planning permission (Application No
10/14/1138) for the demolition of Hole House Mill on Kenyon Street in the Audley
area of Blackburn, Lancashire (centred at NGR 370145 428570). In order to secure
archaeological interests, however, Blackburn with Darwen Council recommended that
an appropriate programme of archaeological investigation of the mill was undertaken
in advance of demolition. Following consultation with the Lancashire County
Archaeology Service (LCAS), it was recommended that an archaeological building
investigation commensurate with an English Heritage Level 2/3-type survey should be
carried out.
The erection of Hole House Mill as a purpose-built cotton spinning mill commenced
in 1860, although the building was not completed until the mid-1860s due to the
Cotton Famine. The spinning block was completely destroyed by fire in 1879, and the
site was remodelled as a weaving mill that remained in production until 1959.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Watson
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 10:35
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 10:35
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/2463

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