SE1313 : Armitage Bridge Mills

taken 34 years ago, near to Honley, Kirklees, Great Britain

Armitage Bridge Mills
Armitage Bridge Mills
Sorry, lousy picture.
A very large textile mill complex that is on the front cover of Giles & Goodall, Yorkshire Textile Mills 1770-1930. The book is a must have if this is your thing. The detached chimney is part of the same complex, long disused and in the middle of a wood. The site had two Gunter water turbines and might still be generating with them (green). There was also a Belliss & Morcom steam engine - probably gone for 20+ years.

This is Brooke's Mill - one of the longest running family owned businesses in the UK. The mill has been in the same family and run as a business since 1541. It is currently a business park, film studio (Where the heart is) and art gallery (The North Light Gallery), incorporating a dance school, art school and conference/venue hire. The water turbines are in the process of being renovated with a view to supplying the site's energy needs and the entire mill is being sympathetically restored using sustainable resources and ethical building practices. In the long-term, the plan is to introduce a sculpture trail to the surrounding woodlands.
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SE1313, 140 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 December, 1983   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 July, 2007
Category
Mill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 134 135 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.1103N 1:47.9341W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 132 136
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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