SD9303 : Maple Mills

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

Maple Mills
Maple Mills
No.1 mill seen from Dowry Street. The wall is the dam for the lodge.
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
Industrial site > Cotton mill (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9305 0323 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.5412N 2:6.3783W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9307 0322
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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