SJ8382 : Reservoir above Quarry Bank Mill

near to Styal, Cheshire, Great Britain

Reservoir above Quarry Bank Mill
Reservoir above Quarry Bank Mill
This small lodge/reservoir is between the visitor car park and Quarry Bank Mill at Styal. If you look closely, you can see the mill chimney between the trees.
Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill, on the River Bollin in the village of Styal, was founded by Samuel Greg in 1784 for the spinning of cotton and, by the time of his retirement in 1832, it was the largest cotton spinning business in the UK. The mill was originally powered by a water wheel. During the 19th century, this was supplemented by steam engines as the water supply from the Bollin was inconsistent during the summer months.

In 1939, Quarry Bank Mill and the surrounding estate were donated to the National Trust and are open to the public. The mill is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution period and now serves as a museum of the cotton industry. Commercial production at the mill continued until 1959.

Quarry Bank Mill has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.

LinkExternal link - Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate (National Trust)
LinkExternal link - Quarry Bank Mill (Wikipedia article with more information about the history of the mill and estate)
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Sunday, 19 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 20 February, 2012
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Country estates  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8351 8295 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.5912N 2:14.9483W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8353 8293
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