SJ9190 : Pear Mill, Stockport

taken 13 years ago, near to Bredbury, Stockport, Great Britain

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Pear Mill, Stockport
Pear Mill, Stockport
This former mill, with its distinctive "pear" on the roof, is now home to several small businesses and a "factory" shop.
Pear Mill
Pear Mill or Pear New Mill as it was officially called is a Grade II* listed mill LinkExternal link built between 1908 and 1912 initially by A H Stott & Sons of Manchester and completed by Philip Sidney Stott of Oldham. It was planned as a double mill but the second part was never built. It housed a twin Manhatten Compound engine. In 1929 the mill was bought by Combined Egyptian Mills. It was modernised in the late 1950s when electrically-driven ring frames were installed and in 1965 it was taken over by Carrington Vyella. The mill closed in 1978.

It is now in multi-occupancy. Tenants include a martial arts academy, a vintage emporium and tea room, an Addidas factory shop, a climbing centre, sea cadets, a play centre and much else. LinkExternal link
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SJ9190, 48 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 May, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 May, 2005
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9122 9080 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.8360N 2:8.0135W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 911 908
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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