SJ8382 : River Bollin, Quarry Bank Mill

near to Styal, Cheshire, Great Britain

River Bollin, Quarry Bank Mill
River Bollin, Quarry Bank Mill
The River Bollin, just above the weir at Quarry Bank Mill. The mill can be seen in the background, towards the right hand side of the photograph.
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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Industry  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Bollin 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8329 8283 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.5261N 2:15.1462W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8329 8281
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