SJ6699 : Butts Mill, Leigh

taken 32 years ago, near to Leigh, Wigan, Great Britain

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Butts Mill, Leigh
Butts Mill, Leigh
Over the fence view of the ornate engine house and very plain boiler house. The low section of mill in the foreground would have been the cotton preparation section.
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.
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SJ6699, 67 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 July, 1988   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 2 April, 2008
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Mill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 667 995 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.4688N 2:30.1930W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 667 995
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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