SD9303 : Maple Mills

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

Maple Mills
Maple Mills
The tower of No.2 mill, still standing after the fire of April 2009, which has nevertheless left its mark. The tower still carries cellphone transmitters, so may well remain.
Maple Mill
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 9306 0324 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.5466N 2:6.3693W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9306 0320
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