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Report - Rylands Mill - May 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Baxy, May 3, 2015.

  1. Baxy

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    Hi this my first report so i don't have a decent camera i had to use my phone which is ok But Not the best i went with a non member who knows his way around but we didn't get into far into the main building since the known entrance had been moved. anyway here is some history....

    In 1819, Rylands & Sons were established with their seat of operations being in Wigan.

    John, the youngest partner, occupied himself with travelling over several counties for orders until 1823, when he opened a warehouse for the firm in Manchester. Business increased rapidly, and in the course of a few years extensive properties at Wigan, along with dye works and bleach works, were purchased. Valuable seams of coal were afterwards discovered under these properties, and proved a great source of wealth to the purchasers.

    From 1847, John Rylands became sole proprietor of the company owing to the death of his father and retirement of his brothers around 1839. Designed by George Woodhouse in 1866, Rylands Mill was built and had served the local population for work until the overall demise of the textile industry had taken it's toll across the country.

    In 1985 it became an annexe to Wigan Technical College and became better known as the Pagefield Building until closure in 2007. The facade along the front was repointed and boasts some wonderful brick pattern work, this mill being the most expensive around at the time it was built.

    Owners Tower Gate recieved planning consent from the Planning committee for residential and office use but have yet to start any work onsite. There is a three year expiry date in which works must start or another plannning application must be lodged.

    i will also be re-visiting so just message me if you want to tag along ^_^

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    i hope you like my first post im going to do more soon and il end up going again soon so if you would like to go just message me ^_^
     
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  2. woopashoopaa

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    Nice first report m8 :thumb
     
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    and if anybody wants to go just message me
     
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    Good start :thumb
    Could do with ( Wigan ) in the title tho ;)

     
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    Haha the song never gets old
     
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    I don't live far from this place, definitely planning on going here soon, nice first report :)
     
  8. Baxy

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    if you would like to come next week me and meerkat are going with a non member
     
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    Good first report, thought this place had been burned down..
     
  10. Baxy

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    yeah only the inside of the main building is burnt not to badly i know someone who goes often and the guys who burnt haven't been since
     
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    I've just been here thanks to your report. Nice easy place to urbex. Didn't spend too much time in there but the tower is now accessible.

    More interestingly bumped into a couple of locals having a fondle with each other.
     
  12. Baxy

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    yeah you do get some weirdos there
     
  13. UrbanD3cay

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    I'll speak with meerkat and sort something out :)
     
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