SJ8397 : Chorlton New Mill

taken 9 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Chorlton New Mill
Chorlton New Mill
The corner block with the two arched openings for a former double beam engine house is the block of 1845. The block leading to the chimney is the original 1814 mill. This is believed to be the oldest surviving example of fireproof mill construction in Greater Manchester.
The complex is well documented and well described in M Williams with D A Farnie, Cotton Mills in Greater Manchester, 1992. This was in association with RCHM(E) and is suitably erudite.
Returning to the mill, the opening up of the engine room arches is welcome but the roof garden and chimney balcony are dubious.
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SJ8397, 1845 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 March, 2008
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Mill (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 839 973 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.3634N 2:14.6052W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 839 973
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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