SD9203 : Maple Mills

taken 7 years ago, near to Bardsley, Oldham, Great Britain

Maple Mills
Maple Mills
The tower of No.1 mill on the Cardwell Street frontage.
Maple Mill :: SD9303
This is a double mill, but consisting of two independent blocks rather than a large symmetrical building. Both mills are to the design of P.S.Stott, No.1 mill was built in 1904 and No.2 in 1915 to a very similar design. Both were spinning mule mills. Interestingly, the engines driving each mill were very different, that for No.1 being a vertical triple expansion unit of 1000hp by Saxon, that for No.2 being an 1800hp horizontal by Urmson and Thompson.
On April 21, 2009, No.2 Mill suffered a disastrous fire which resulted in the destruction of the bulk of the structure. In June 2010 only the western facade with its tower and the engine house survived; the rest was just a huge pile of rubble.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 July, 2010
Category
Mill tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9296 0328 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.5681N 2:6.4599W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9295 0325
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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