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Report - Rylands Mill - Wigan - March 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Bigian88, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Bigian88

    Bigian88 The Massive Mancunian
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    History: 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.

    The new owner is equally concerned about the incidents of vandalism and has put into place measures, including installation of a monitored alarm system in the building as the building has recently been targeted by arsonists. They are currently in discussions with the local authority with a view to securing a planning consent for the conversion of the mill into apartments together with an element of new build residential development on the remainder of the site.


    Notes: We stumbled across this place by accident whilst looking for the sealed point of a WW2 bunker in the local park. Once inside it was a vast wasteland of rubble which was fascinating to walk around, at some point the site seemed to have merged with the local college (Wigan & Leigh) but I'm not certain where it stops being one building and then becomes part of the other.

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    Nicely done, i was here too nog long ago just passing, such a shame its so trashed now.
     
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