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Title: Wildspur Mill - HPC00319

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Title

Wildspur Mill - HPC00319

Description

NAME: WILDSPUR MILL

LOCATION: Near New Mill

REF: HU 34

GRID REF: 162 082

CLASSIFICATION: C

CONDITION: Semi used

APPROX DATE OF SITE AND BUILDINGS: Mid 19C (site earlier?)

DESCRIPTION/HISTORY: Just downstream from Valley Mills there was probably an earlier water-powered mill here. The present buildings date from the 1850’s – two large, four storey stone buildings of slightly different design, the lower being double gabled and probably slightly later in date. Tall, octagonal stone chimney still used. Small weaving shed and larger building that was probably built for the dyeing and finishing processes which were introduced here in the late 19C. Large dam still in good condition, and cottages on main road above.

PRESENT USE AND POTENTIAL: The site is used by a firm of cotton dyers, although not all the buildings appear to be completely in use. Buildings look in good condition and, with their attractive setting in this wooded valley, could be designated as a Listed Building.

Photo taken c1985.

Creator

Harry Pogson

Source

Pennine Horizons Digital Archive

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Rights

PHDA - Harry Pogson Collection

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Pennine Horizons Digital Archive

Identifier

HPC00319.tif

Citation

Harry Pogson, “Wildspur Mill - HPC00319,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed August 2, 2021, https://penninehorizons.org/items/show/7752.

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