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Lead or Rumour info - house and mill uppermill

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by troubleuk, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. troubleuk

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    I actually quite like the look of the place from your archive report mate, may have to call in :thumb
     
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    I don't think much has changed since I was last in, I've been in a lot worse.
     
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    cheers mate i did try using the search button but did not have a clue what to look for :thumb
     
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    Water-powered woollen mill, now workshop and house. 1772.
    Later additions and alterations. Hammer-dressed watershot
    stone with slate and graduated stone slate roof. Total of 3
    storeys and 4 bays. The early mill forms the right-hand bay
    and has a segmental-headed tail-race opening on the ground
    floor with 3-light window to right. 12-light first floor
    window with door inserted to left and 13-light second floor
    window. All windows have recessed flat-faced mullion windows
    with king mullions. The right gable and rear have been
    considerably rebuilt, the rectangular windows having stone
    lintels and sills. The mill was extended to left probably in
    late C18 and again at the rear in C20. Each bay on the
    ground and first floors has 2, 3 and 4-light recessed flat-
    faced stone mullion windows; large vented second floor
    openings were inserted in the C20 when it was used as a
    tannery. King-post roof trusses and remains of winch
    mechanism. The mill was first used for teazing and then
    scribbling. It continued to be used in the processing of
    wool until the mid C20 and was powered by the water-wheel
    until the 1920's. B. Barnes, Saddleworth Heritage, 1975.
     
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    so it used to have a water wheel ??
     
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    I think the water wheel would have been external, the mill buildings are next to the River Tame.
     
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    if u look at your report there is a bricked up arch under the house maybe they diverted the water to run through ?
     
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    Seems pretty locked down at the moment this place.
     
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    I did take me few visits before I managed to get in; as it's local will PM you if anything changes :) Know someone has been in fairly recently, but they are small!
     
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    ive been in this mill/house its quite bare really but on the top floor their is a water wheel and also a trap door
     
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    if you look carefully you will see the river culverted under the mill the diverts back into the river under the bridge so at a guess water wheel was inside the mill ? just dont go to the left of the mill were the old wooden outbuilding they are near to collapse it looks as they made fibre glass boats in them sheds as there are loads of small fibre glass hulls
     
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