SJ8383 : Oak Cottages

near to Styal, Cheshire, Great Britain

Oak Cottages
Oak Cottages
A row of seven terraced cottages, built by Samuel Greg in the early 1820s to house workers from Quarry Bank Mill. They are listed Grade II by English Heritage and are part of the Styal Estate donated to the National Trust in 1939.

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SJ8382 : Oak Cottage Parlour ca 1840 and
SJ8382 : Oak Cottage Kitchen ca 1840 for an impression of how the interior of one of the cottages would have looked during the 1840s.
Quarry Bank Mill :: SJ8382
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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Housing, Dwellings  Village, Rural settlement 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8349 8353 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.9040N 2:14.9682W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8348 8352
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