SJ8383 : Quarry Bank House and Stone Footbridge

taken 2 years ago, near to Styal, Cheshire, Great Britain

Quarry Bank House and Stone Footbridge
Quarry Bank House and Stone Footbridge
The large building is Quarry Bank House. This was built in 1797 for Samuel Greg, owner of the adjacent Quarry Bank Mill, and his family. It is a Grade II listed building (LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

The stone footbridge over the River Bollin, in the foreground next to Quarry Bank Mill, was built for the Gregs in 1820. It carries the path to Morley as well as giving access from the mill to mill meadow (from where this photo was taken) and the garden. It is also a Grade II listed building (LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).
Quarry Bank Mill :: SJ8382
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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Date Taken
Monday, 6 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 7 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Housing, Dwellings 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 834 830 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.6504N 2:14.9937W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 834 830
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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