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Visited with @albino jay and @GK-WAX and thanks again to jay for doing the driving and I also stole your history mate because I couldn’t find any hope you don’t mind. We was passing by the mill on our way home so popped in for a look. And glad we did I like these old mills. And the demo team were already on site so don’t know how long it has left to stand. So here’s the history and pics..


Steam-powered worsted-spinning mill built around 1850 on Black Brook.


Owners and tenants of the mills have included

James Nutton & Company [1863]

John Horsfall & Sons Limited [1896]

F. K. Adcock & Company [1936]

Part of the Mills are still standing though no longer used.

The mill had a 170 ft tall chimney which was struck by lightning in 1967. The chimney was reduced in height – to avoid further strikes – and was finally demolished in March/April 1992


The majority of the Mills were demolished in 2017.


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