J2765 : Former Barbour's mill, Hilden - March 2016(4)

taken 4 years ago, near to Lambeg, Northern Ireland

Former Barbour's mill, Hilden - March 2016(4)
Former Barbour's mill, Hilden - March 2016(4)
See J2765 : Former Barbour's mill, Hilden - March 2016(3). Ironwork detail. Foundry unknown.
Barbour's Mill, Hilden, Lisburn :: J2865
Barbour’s Hilden Mill opened in 1784 and closed in 2006. Part of the premises is listed under the number HB19/17/013.
Also on the official “at risk” register where it is described as “A vast industrial complex of early-19th century origins containing a number of substantial buildings from later phases of development, some of which are still partially in use. At one time, according to Bassett, the mill accommodated “the largest manufacturers in the world of tailors™ thread and shoemakers ™ thread for hand and machine sewing“ a function which has slowly been diminished. The complex comprises a number of brick, stone and stucco finished buildings with perhaps the most interesting, architecturally, being the five-bay, two-storey counting house. The remaining structures are, for the most part, unadorned but are just as impressive due to the scale and robustness of their construction. Refs: Bassett, G. H., The book of County Antrim, Dublin, 1888, pp. 218-219 ” .
So far (17 May 2011) it remains standing with no redevelopment underway.
Note added 22 May 2011: one of the buildings (on the southern side of the site) was damaged by a fire on 21 May 2011.
Note added 19 March 2016: the building is in a very dilapidated state and is now being offered for sale. I have no connection with the property or sale and cannot enter into correspondence.
Manhole covers, foundry products etc, Northern Ireland
A series of photographs showing manhole covers, fire hydrants, gratings, foundry products, foundry plaques and inscriptions etc, in Northern Ireland.
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Saturday, 19 March, 2016   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 19 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development 
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Hilden 
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Mill 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 279 654 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.2546N 6:1.4672W
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