Belgrave Mills :: Shared Description

Probably the largest single-site complex of mills in Oldham, it finally consisted of four separate mills. No.1, the original 1881 mill fronts Fitton Hill Road, with a later small extension onto Honeywell Lane. This part of the site is still occupied by various businesses. This was followed by No.2 mill, further east along Fitton Hill Road, which was a typical Stott mill. When visited in June 2010, the first stages of demolition of this building were under way. The tower does however support cellphone transmitters, so maybe it will survive. Both No.1 and 2 mills were steam powered. Next east is No.3 mill, built as an electric mill. This is still in occupation and has been recently re-roofed. To the north of this is No.4 mill, also electric from the outset, built in 1914. This too survives as industrial premises, retaining its smart tower at the west end.
by Alan Murray-Rust
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SD9303 : Belgrave Mills, Hathershaw by Chris Allen
SD9303 : Belgrave Mills by Alan Murray-Rust
SD9303 : Belgrave Mills by Alan Murray-Rust
SD9303 : Fitton Hill Road by Alan Murray-Rust
SD9303 : Belgrave Mills by Alan Murray-Rust
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SD9203 : Cardwell Street by Alan Murray-Rust
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SD9303 : Belgrave Avenue by Gerald England
SD9303 : Belgrave Mill by David Dixon
SD9303 : Belgrave Mill by David Dixon
SD9303 : Belgrave Mills by David Dixon


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Created: Sun, 4 Jul 2010, Updated: Sun, 4 Jul 2010

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