2013

SD9225 : Robinwood Mill, Lydgate

taken 10 years ago, near to Lydgate, Calderdale, England

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Robinwood Mill, Lydgate
Robinwood Mill, Lydgate
This is what remains of this mill following a fire some years ago.
This was a steam powered cotton spinning mill of the mid-late 1830s to designs by William Fairbairn. The mill as built was U shaped with a pediment in the centre portion and of 6 storeys with non-fireproof construction, except over the integral engine and boiler house. Sadly, the wing housing the engine and boiler house has gone and a large chunk of the central, pedimented section has also been lost.
The mill was an early adopter of electric drives with a 1914 transformer station that still survives and an external motor drive tower, that does not survive. I am pleased that at least some of this survives but wish I had seen it earlier.

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Geographical Context: Suburb, Urban fringe Industry Former: Cotton Mill
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Robinwood Mill [16] · Wing Housing the Engine and Boiler House [3] Title Clusters: · Robinwood Mill, Lydgate [5] ·
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SD9225, 116 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Chris Allen   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 14 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 December, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9201 2563 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.6204N 2:7.3546W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9201 2559
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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