SD8903 : Ace Mill

taken 8 years ago, near to Chadderton, Oldham, Great Britain

Ace Mill
Ace Mill
View from the north with the engine house to the left.
Ace Mill
One of a group of four still extant mills in the south west corner of Chadderton.
A relatively late mill, built in 1914 to the design of P. S. Stott. It did not commence use as a spinning mill until 1919, having been used for aircraft manufacture during the Great War. Architecturally it appears as the least imposing of the group of four mills in this part of Chadderton, as the tower that was usually a prominent feature is tucked away from the main thoroughfare and is less striking than many. Stylistically, the engine house is the only part of the building visible to the casual passer-by which shows any significant detailing. Inside was a large 2000 hp cross-compound engine by Urmson and Thompson.
In (apparently flourishing) industrial occupation in June 2010.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 July, 2010
Industrial site > Cotton mill (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8966 0377 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.8290N 2:9.4475W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8967 0384
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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