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Report - Friedland Building and Elizabeth Mill, Reddish, Dec 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by albino-jay, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. albino-jay

    albino-jay 28DL Regular User
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    Was pretty bored last night so decided to go for a wander to Elizabeth mill. It's only 5 minutes from my house, yet I never even knew it was there.

    rounded up a couple of mates, got a quick maccies and off we went.

    Friedland was mega mega trashed. Like everything that can be broken or smashed was. Looks like it's most recent use was by Stockport College for bricklaying/Plastering as there's loads of bays made out of breeze blocks with some really bad plastering and brickwork.

    Elizabeth Mill wasn't as bad as i thought it would be, there is a new staircase through the centre of the mill, the top two floors have got the ready made bathroom containers on and there's still a lot of the bathroom pods untouched. the stud partitioning has been put up and a lot kicked through, but considering how bad Friedlands is, it;s not too bad. The roof was fun, it's like a swimming pool so we got up to the only dry point above the staircase. also the highest point :D

    We then made a move to the baths, but were unsuccessful in our attempts. which is kind of what I was expecting really.

    History, copied from another report.

    Elisabeth Mill is positioned towards the north-eastern corner of the site, and is a four storey red brick mill dating from 1874 that is locally listed. The Friedland building is of a similar scale but is a concrete structure dating from the 1980s and located towards the south-western corner of the site. There is also a temporary single storey contractor/ marketing building towards the western boundary of the site.
    To the north is Victoria Mill which forms part of the same mill complex as Elisabeth Mill, and this mill building has already been converted to flats.

    Elisabeth Mill was constructed by Sir William Henry Houldsworth who built most of Reddish. Designed by the renewed architects A.H Stott & Sons of Oldham the uniquely arranged mill is constructed in an L-shaped layout, not too the conventional ‘double mill’ concept. Cotton spinning remained on the its until 1858, when the mills were closed, since then the mill has had several industrial uses until operations cease in 2003.

    Friedland Mill, is a vast concrete structure as mentioned and was owned by V. & E. Friedland who became the world's largest manufacture of doorbells. Unfortunatly i cant see to find out much about Friedland Mill, i have heard of people it use to be an electrical mill however not much exists in as far as history goes.

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    Nice 1
     
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    Excellent report, i love the fact you shot it at night…you can almost see where i lived in Victoria mill. you local then ?
     
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  4. albino-jay

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    Yes mate I am moved here about 2 years ago, Heaton Norris. You local?

    Thought it would be better shooting it at night as it hides how fubared the place is haha

    Darkness.......,making derps acceptable since forever haha
     
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    I am local as are a few others off here…hope to see more from you soon.
     
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    Ditto the above comments, yes it does add something to it, shooting in the dark :thumb
     
  7. albino-jay

    albino-jay 28DL Regular User
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    You know me fella, what did you call me? The night crawler haha.

    And cheers for the comments chaps appreciate it.
     
  8. FreshFingers

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    Nice :thumb Local to me too.
     
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    Very nice that, a bit trashed but great photos :thumb
     
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    Do you know this place still stands? I might go up there with a couple of friends and check it out. :cool:
     
  11. albino-jay

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    Yeah its been there for years i went past the other day though and it looks like work may of started again on elizabeth mill next to it
     
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    Another interested local here with cobwebs to shake off!
     
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