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Report - Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester - August 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by stranton, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. stranton

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    Corah & Sons was a former hosiery and textiles business,
    founded by Nathaniel Corah in 1824
    St Margaret's works opened in 1865 - 66 and
    closed in the 1990s.
    Today parts of the factory are still used by hosiery and textile companys,
    but much of the factory is unused.
    The chimney has gone and there was a fire in April 2012, it is not a listed building.
    The sculpture of St Margaret which formerly stood above the main entrance,
    was removed too St Margaret's chapel in 1995.

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    remains of the fire
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    youve covered the site well
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    alot of the site wasnt worth photographing
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    It's took a real hammering recently
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    I was gonna say, this looks much worse than it used to! You did good though.
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    Nice shots. A carpark going on in there now then....
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    the live part seems too be busy, there was 4 deliveries while I was there
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    thanks for the replys folks
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    I'd extend that statement to the whole site :p
     
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    its dire, but been too alot worse
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    There's an indian bloke running an illegal car park, tries to charge for £3 a day to park there... Had planning round telling them to stop doing it yet they carry on. He usually leaves around 11am/midday though.
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    Since this post the blue lift motor (in the second group of photos side by side) has been ripped out and spread across the roof... Also a HUGE server rack that was in the burnt out bit has mysteriously disappeared!
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014


    that motor controls the lift in the live part
     
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    Re: Corah & Sons (St Margaret's works), Leicester, August 2014

    illegal?
    not too surprised nowadays
     
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