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 - J B Spray and Co, Nottingham, 18th July 2009

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by layz, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. layz

    layz Conquistador d'Wolverton
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    6
    Home Page:
    Hey guys, another explore from Nottingham:

    This is by far the best explore I have been on since my first one at Sleaford!

    History

    John Spray was a well know and local lace manufacturer. He served on the Board of Guardians many years. He died in 1871, aged 63 when his son, Joseph Spray, succeeded him. The Building you see today was built in 1870 during an era of expansion of the lace industry outside of the city centre. These newer mills built on the ‘outskirts’ were able to produce more and house heavier machinery.
    The building is characterised by two towers which contained the stairwells and toilets. The design is subtlety neo-gothic as was fashionable in the mid-late C19th
    I am unsure as to when production ceased, but I would guess it was around the early C20th as the mill was not expanded. (after another trip to the library I’ll update this report).


    TodayThe owner apparently seeks community uses for the buildinghttp://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2006/07/344121.html

    Outside, note the two towers and 'neo-gothic' style:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Inside, note the supreme condition of the floor beams:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Beautiful roof-truses:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    In the top of the tower:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    One of the spiral stair-cases:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in