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Report - Kirk mill,chipping lancashire, september 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Lancashire lad, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
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    HISTORY
    Kirk Mill is a former water-powered corn mill with records dating to the 1400s. It was developed into an early cotton spinning mill in 1785 by a company using building plans and water-powered machines based on Sir Richard Arkwright’s designs. Cotton spinning ended in 1866 when supplies of raw cotton ceased during the American Civil War. By 1880, Henry James Berry moved his joinery and chair-making business to the mill and it has been little altered since, with the water wheel still in place. It is the last Arkwright designed mill in Lancashire which largely retains its original character.

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    Kirks mill looks quite secure on the face of things surrounded by harres fencing on three sides and backed by a small river with 12 foot bankings but a little ingenuity soon saw us in the grounds and with access all area passes :thumb. As soon as we entered we could tell this place was old it just resonated in the atmosphere and the usual dank moist smell was nowhere to be found which was a nice surprise.
    The amount of original features in here made for a nice little mooch especially the jewel in the crown in the shape of a 32foot water powered wheel still in situ and still connected to the fly wheel and cogs that would of powered the machinery what an honour to see something this old a great explore for me and despite its age in decent nick

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  2. ZerO81

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    Some nice shots there, very nice indeed :thumb

    You need to add the location to the title though.
     
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    Nicely done! :thumb No interior shots of the crane cab? :(
     
  4. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
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    Got a few just never put em on ill add to the face book page later pal
     
  5. Lancashire lad

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    I'll sort it when I get home pal
     
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    Nice find buddy :)
     
  7. clebby

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    Great find, that wheel is fantastic.
     
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    I like that.... nice pics :thumb
     
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    Nice mate, nice. :thumb
     
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    Yep good stuff m8ty. Worth it for wheel nice indeed. Thx for report
     
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    Should really pull my finger out and get this looked at! It's been on my list for months...

    Great report and photo's mate :thumb
     
  12. Lancashire lad

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    difficult entry unless you like climbing harres fencing
     
  13. The Amateur Wanderer

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    Nice one! I was looking forward to seeing this report, must have missed it somehow!

    Nice work mate :thumb
     
  14. clebby

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    Do you mean Heras fencing? I count it as a walk-in if that's all that's keeping you out!
     
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    Alley Conspicuous Loiterer
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    Love it, especially that wheel :thumb
     
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