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Report - New Knoll Mill - Greenfield - Feb 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Worm, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Worm

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    The Wellington/Knoll Mill complex was a huge site, but the majority of site was demolished early in 2010 and a Tesco store built; this opened in December 2010. Much of the historical features of the site which Tesco promised to preserve have gone, for some reason one original mill building remained on the site. Wellington Mill had been up for sale for the last year and has just been recently bought by a local business man.

    Wellington Mills in Greenfield, Saddleworth was built in 1852 for Shaw, Son and Lees cotton Spinners who traded until 1858 and were the succeeded by N Broadbent and Sons until 1932 after which the buildings were left unused for 6 years. 1938 saw part of the buildings used as a general engineering works and in 1941 the rest of the premises were opened up with the installation of 362 looms by the fabric weaver B. Kershaw.

    In the years up to 1946 the engineering section of the mill produced engine parts for bombers after which it became first a naval store and then a store for the British Wool Board. In 1946 the buildings and land were purchased by William Oddy who transferred their woolen carding and mule spinning operations form Shipley to the mill. This was the birth of the Knoll Spinning Company.

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    Thanks for Looking :thumb

     
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  2. ZerO81

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    Some really nice photos there!
     
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    Very nice report, great pics too :thumb

    Bloody hell you can move quick, only saw you an hour ago!

    The mill is probably now going to be demolished and some lovely retirement apartments built in its place. Here's a link to the plans http://www.wtgunson.co.uk/properties/560/
     
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    Really nice shots here :thumb
     
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    Good photos there! :thumb Coming along nicely , mate ! keep 'em coming!

    He's young, TLR. I remember being young ( ... barely ! :D )
     
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