2009

SD4259 : Silo, Middleton Industrial Estate

taken 15 years ago, near to Middleton, Lancashire, England

Silo, Middleton Industrial Estate
Silo, Middleton Industrial Estate
This silo on the old Trimpell site (see SD4159 : Middleton Industrial Estate) was presumably used by ICI who produced fertilizer and explosives here.
It bears a strong resemblance to a phosphate storage silo on the old ICI site at Billingham (visible in NZ4720 : The A1046 road to Port Clarence), which is claimed to be the oldest of its type, and is a listed building.
The fertilizer plant closed in the 1980s and has been demolished.

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Category: Warehouse
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Middleton Industrial Estate [3] · Phosphate Storage Silo on the Old ICI [2] Other Photos: · Middleton from the air Title Clusters: · Silo, Middleton Industrial Estate [2] ·
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SD4259, 19 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ian Taylor   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 September, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 423 591 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:1.4799N 2:52.8523W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 423 591
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (Third Visitor for SD4259)
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