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Report - Newsome Mills, Huddersfield - September 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by jazzywheelz, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. jazzywheelz

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    As it's now been at least two days since there's been a report on Newsome Mills, I thought I'd finally get mine put up.


    Newsome Mills, Huddersfield

    Visited with Fudge.


    When the chance arose for me to take a day trip to HudDERPsfield with Fudge as my tour guide, I was on it like the proverbial. On the itinerary were two buildings, both with the added bonus of rooftop viewing opportunities. The weather was fine, which for Huddersfield is a rare treat.

    Our first stop on this sightseeing extravaganza was St Peter's building in the town centre. We didn't stop long as I'd only paid for one and a half hours parking at a cost of fifty pence, so it was a case of get to the top, take some piss poor photos and then search for door number 28 on the way back down. There'll be no report from this visit here, although I dare say a nighttime visit is on the cards at some point.


    Now, on to the star of the show...

    Newsome Mills

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    History - courtesy of The Newsome Mills Campaign...


    This building has been on my 'list' since before I even had a list. Around 10 years ago, before I'd ever heard of UE, I spent a short time living just a quarter of a mile from this place. Being a fan of historical architecture, I would admire it often. It's position atop a hill overlooking Huddersfield town makes it a well recognised local landmark, visible from many parts of the town.


    View of the mill building from atop another local derp, St Peter's building in the town centre

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    The mill is well loved in the village of Newsome, having provided employment for many generations of locals over the years. Much of the site including a large block of weaving sheds, boiler house and a rather nice chimney have long since been demolished, leaving only the main four storey building, clocktower and a couple of smaller admin buildings. The remains are now grade II listed and there is a campaign within the local community to save them from further damage. Ultimately, there are plans in place to convert the building in to apartments.

    As already mentioned, I've had a 'thing' about this particular building for a number of years, so I was really looking forward to this. I wasn't disapointed.

    Anyway, here's some photographs...


    Main Gate

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    One of the spinning floors

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    Top floor

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    Clock Tower

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    The view from the top

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    Many thanks to Fudge for accompanying me round the same old sites he's done a million times before. Cheers pal :thumb


    Ta very much :)​
     

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