SD9303 : Belgrave Mills

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

Belgrave Mills
Belgrave Mills
Telephoto view of the tower. This would almost certainly originally have had a cupola. The mill to which it is attached is being demolished, but the tower carries cellphone transmitters so may survive.
Belgrave Mills
Probably the largest single-site complex of mills in Oldham, it finally consisted of four separate mills. No.1, the original 1881 mill fronts Fitton Hill Road, with a later small extension onto Honeywell Lane. This part of the site is still occupied by various businesses. This was followed by No.2 mill, further east along Fitton Hill Road, which was a typical Stott mill. When visited in June 2010, the first stages of demolition of this building were under way. The tower does however support cellphone transmitters, so maybe it will survive. Both No.1 and 2 mills were steam powered. Next east is No.3 mill, built as an electric mill. This is still in occupation and has been recently re-roofed. To the north of this is No.4 mill, also electric from the outset, built in 1914. This too survives as industrial premises, retaining its smart tower at the west end.
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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 931 033 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.6276N 2:6.2880W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 929 033
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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