2015

SJ8382 : Bridge over River Bollin at Quarry Bank Mill

taken 8 years ago, near to Styal, Cheshire East, England

Bridge over River Bollin at Quarry Bank Mill
Bridge over River Bollin at Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill, on the River Bollin in the village of Styal, was founded by Samuel Greg in 1784 for the spinning of cotton and, by the time of his retirement in 1832, it was the largest cotton spinning business in the UK. The mill was originally powered by a water wheel. During the 19th century, this was supplemented by steam engines as the water supply from the Bollin was inconsistent during the summer months.

In 1939, Quarry Bank Mill and the surrounding estate were donated to the National Trust and are open to the public. The mill is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution period and now serves as a museum of the cotton industry. Commercial production at the mill continued until 1959.

Quarry Bank Mill has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.

LinkExternal link - Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate (National Trust)
LinkExternal link - Quarry Bank Mill (Wikipedia article with more information about the history of the mill and estate)

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SJ8382, 179 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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David Dixon   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 27 October, 2015   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 1 November, 2015
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 834 829 [100m precision]
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