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 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.

This view is on to the centre pedimented section where the upper floors have been lost and there is a solitary standing window frame from the 5th floor. To the left (out of field) is where the wing containing the engine house has been lost and to the right is the surviving wing that held the warehouse.

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 9200 2563 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.6204N 2:7.3637W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9203 2562
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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