1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Don't Get Cockey, Radcliffe - June 15

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by concreteJungle, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. concreteJungle

    concreteJungle 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    202
    Home Page:
    A mill near Radcliffe has a goit running to it from a nearby weir, a small inlet allowed water to enter an iron pipe which took it underneath the mill and onto a turbine to produce power. Nowadays the pipe has fallen away and all that can be seen are the brackets that were used to attach it to the wall and a few rusted pieces.

    TunnelMon & I had explored parts of the culvert previously so met up to see if we could see the rest.

    The water from the goit still continues under the mill in a culvert, the majority of which is brick lined with a concrete roof. Allot of the culvert has large amounts of silt which makes progress slow.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Two brick arches take over later on which lead to a large chamber.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The remains of a retractable grill stood guard at the entrance with large rotting wooden beams passing overhead, the floor level drops again and becomes uneven. With levels well above our waists we managed to just get far enough to see around the corner where the water drops over an event horizon and down into a lower chamber.

    [​IMG]

    Approaching from the other direction the water can be seen crashing down into a lower culvert from a small hole in the brickwork. Presumably the iron pipe would have continued from here to take the now fast flowing water to the turbine.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The lower culvert is double barrelled with one arm silted up, both lead to a brick chamber behind the water spout.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    To one side of the chamber was a concrete drop shaft hanging over a deep pit, presumably this would have been an overflow from the culvert above should the capacity of the iron pipe be exceeded.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    On the embankment to the side of the outfall lies what's left of the Gilkes water turbine.

    [​IMG]

    A waterwheel built from old steam engine parts sits falling into disrepair shortly before the giot heads underneath the mill. This may have been used to pump water from the got upto a nearby storage lodge to be used as a head of water when the river was low.

    [​IMG]
     
    #1 concreteJungle, Jun 6, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2015
    girtrood, Coolboyslim, Kaplan and 8 others like this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Yorrick

    Yorrick 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    276
    Very nice indeed :thumb

    And that Gillks turbine is very special. Did you know Gilks still make water turbines?
     
  3. concreteJungle

    concreteJungle 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    202
    Home Page:
    Thanks. Yeah they do some pretty big ones these days.
     
  4. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    Messages:
    3,126
    Likes Received:
    1,646
    Liked this mate, very interesting :thumb
     
  5. Myths

    Myths 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    15
    Very nice! Is this Radcliffe Bury?
     
  6. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    419
    Looks pretty cool that does.....nice pics :thumb
     
  7. concreteJungle

    concreteJungle 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    202
    Home Page:
  8. Myths

    Myths 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    15
    Cool! I live just around the corner!
     
  9. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    951
    Likes Received:
    282
    Home Page:
    Decent that mate, good photos to accompany too.
     
  10. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    202
    great report pal loving that old turbine
     
  11. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    386
    Those photos are bob on :thumb
    Cracking stuff, i like this
     
  12. stonecoldaustin

    stonecoldaustin 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Home Page:
    Nice to see something new to me i think i might have to visit this one ,cheers
     
  13. Kenni

    Kenni Derp Lover
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    87
    Berry nice
     
  14. ViralEye

    ViralEye Drain Ninja
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    19
  15. Snake Oil

    Snake Oil go in drains
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    376
    Home Page:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in