J2864 : Weir, Lisburn/Hilden (1)

taken 6 years ago, near to Lambeg, Northern Ireland

Weir, Lisburn/Hilden (1)
Weir, Lisburn/Hilden (1)
The River Lagan, between Lisburn and Hilden. The Lagan continues over the weir (background in J2864 : Disused Lagan Navigation near Hilden), the canal is out of picture to the right. The sluice (left) controlled the millrace for Hilden mill. J2864 : Weir, Lisburn/Hilden (2) shows the view from the other side.
Barbour's Mill, Hilden, Lisburn :: J2865
Barbour’s Hilden Mill opened in 1784 and closed in 2006. Part of the premises is listed under the number HB19/17/013.
Also on the official “at risk” register where it is described as “A vast industrial complex of early-19th century origins containing a number of substantial buildings from later phases of development, some of which are still partially in use. At one time, according to Bassett, the mill accommodated “the largest manufacturers in the world of tailors™ thread and shoemakers ™ thread for hand and machine sewing“ a function which has slowly been diminished. The complex comprises a number of brick, stone and stucco finished buildings with perhaps the most interesting, architecturally, being the five-bay, two-storey counting house. The remaining structures are, for the most part, unadorned but are just as impressive due to the scale and robustness of their construction. Refs: Bassett, G. H., The book of County Antrim, Dublin, 1888, pp. 218-219 ” .
So far (17 May 2011) it remains standing with no redevelopment underway.
Note added 22 May 2011: one of the buildings (on the southern side of the site) was damaged by a fire on 21 May 2011.
Note added 19 March 2016: the building is in a very dilapidated state and is now being offered for sale. I have no connection with the property or sale and cannot enter into correspondence.
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J2864, 42 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 29 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 280 646 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.8662N 6:1.4488W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 280 646
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Lisburn  Hilden  Hilden Mill  Lagan Canal  River Lagan  Weir  Sluice  Millrace 

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