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Report - Stonebridge Mills Leeds Feb-March 2008

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Converse1, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Converse1

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    Stonebridge Mills Leeds.

    There isn't a lot of info on the web regarding this place but it's grade II listed and the building clearly shows the signs of expansion and adaptation through the years.

    The mill is a collection of buildings around an engine shed and pump house

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.791927&lon=-1.612059&z=16.3&r=316&src=msl

    The pump house has a fantastic bulbous wrought iron water holder.

    Parts of the building are being stripped of large items, i went one week and there was a complete loom in the weaving shed and the next week half of it had gone! Also the stone slate roof has disappeared. As this is a listed building I'd be surprised if this was was with consent (I've made a call to the council to find out whats happening, I'll post up any info I get).

    It might be an idea to take a P3 mask with you as asbestos lagging is coming away from the pipes. The missing roof has dampend the fibres but you can't be too careful.

    Anyway onto the pictures.

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    before the roof disappeared off the engine house

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    and after :confused:

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    The fantastic water holder :thumb

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    Lots of line shafting about.

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    Loom

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    Makers name bar

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    Makers name bar discarded on the floor. This is all that remains of the loom.

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    The top floor, wool skeps full of bobbins, shuttles and erm wool! :D

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    More skeps (yes skep not skip! ;) )

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    Wool.

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    Belt drive.

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    Pump set

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    Lathe

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    Detail of gearing

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    On top of the boiler

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    I then made my get away! :D

    The photos in this explore are a mixture of those taken with my lovely old film camera and those with my new shiny Sony Alpha 700 :thumb :D

    Thanks for looking.


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    #1 Converse1, Mar 18, 2008
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