SD8216 : Cheesden Lumb Mill, Lancashire

near to Cheesden, Rochdale, Great Britain

Cheesden Lumb Mill, Lancashire
Cheesden Lumb Mill, Lancashire
This former woollen mill was built in 1786, just below the confluence of Cheesden Brook and Kilgate Brook. At first it was a fulling mill, but it later extended its activities to include carding, bleaching and dyeing. However it later changed to spinning cotton waste, and ended up producing lamp wicks. The mill closed around 1898 and was abandoned. According to my father the roof still remained in about 1920, but it is seen here in 1952. However, since that time, much of what is seen here has disappeared - probably stone thieves are to blame for this.
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1952
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9 April 1952   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 28 January, 2007
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