SD9105 : Osborne Mills

taken 8 years ago, near to Oldham, Great Britain

Osborne Mills
Osborne Mills
The courtyard showing the two engine houses. The further one is the older, but in latter days had the more modern engine. Very unusually this was a steam turbine, almost certainly replacing an earlier engine. The nearer (Mill No.2) housed a 1500 hp Hicks Hargreave cross-compound engine of 1913.
Osborne Mills
An interesting complex of buildings in varying architectural styles. The original mill, later known as No.1, was built in 1873 and extended in 1891 and 1900. No.2 mill was a further addition in 1912 in the more modern style of architecture with a greater proportion of window to wall, designed by P. S. Stott. There were separate engine houses to No.1 and No.2 mills. Closed as a spinning mill in 1968 but now in multiple business/industrial use.
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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 9143 0568 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:32.8610N 2:7.8486W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9140 0573
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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