SJ6699 : Butts Mill, Leigh

taken 4 years ago, near to Leigh, Wigan, Great Britain

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Butts Mill, Leigh
Butts Mill, Leigh
Built 1907 with a nominal capital of 100k. Mule spinning with 150,000 spindles on mules by Dobson & Barlow. Engine was a Carels of Ghent and of adequate size for a double mill. the floors are reinforced concrete rather than earlier brick jack arches.
Reference is Roger Holden (1998) - Stott and Sons, Architects of the Lancashire Cotton Mill.
This view shows the blank end wall of the single mill that was built. The second mill would have covered this and extended towards the photographer. The bearing boxes are in the wall of the rope race and indicate where the drive shafts were for each floor. The engine house on the left extends beyond the end wall and ropes from the flywheel would have passed to the right into the rope race for the second mill. This is a superb example of an Edwardian cotton spinning mill.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 23 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
Former (from Tags)
Engine House  Spinning Mill  Textile Mill 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6669 9947 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.4526N 2:30.2109W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6663 9943
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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