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Lead or Rumour info - Galgate Mill, Lancaster

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by orb3d, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. orb3d

    orb3d 28DL Member
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    Drive past this all the time. Apparently Britains oldest mill and ~300 years old, really nice bit of history complete with old iron spiral staircases and 4 floors. A bathroom company appears to inhabit the ground floor but the other floors seem unused. The fire exit (you can just see it in picture) yields doorways and windows all locked up behind plywood and thick perspex.

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    Tried this place once. you can see it from the M6…the engine house is ocupied too. you can see the stair case through the window on the ground floor as you say a bathroom company do have the ground floor, i think the upper floors were storage, but that was two years ago..
     
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    I thought I'd read something about it being sold recently... this extract from the minutes of the parish council meeting in February confirms it's all change soon:

    1) Galgate Silk Mill
    The new owners of the Silk Mill and their representatives were in attendance along with several residents to discuss the recent purchase and proposed development of the Mill. It was reported that the new owners would shortly be taking possession of the mill and proposed to use the property for student accommodation, business units and a museum. They explained that they were keen to get the support of the Parish Council, local residents and local businesses - inviting all to attend an open day on 22nd March. The Parish Council and residents present expressed their support, in principle for the venture, but confirmed interest in seeing all the ideas committed to plans and asked that they be consulted again once further information was available. The restricted amount of available parking was also raised by the Parish Council and residents.
     
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    Throw in the rather portly busy body who lives in the flats toward the north who will run out as soon as he sees anyone in the proximity of the mill and get on the old blower. Seems to be off limits in the entirety which is a shame considering its age and its impending doom.
     
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