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Report - Barkerend Mill - Bradford - July 2021


MK83

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This has been covered loads of times on here but we were in the area and it looked like it was worth a look so here's our take on it.

History - Barkerend Mills was established in 1815 as steam powered worsted spinning mill. Early buildings included a four storey mill with eight bays with internal engine house, these have now been demolished. The Main building which still stands today was designed by W Metcalf of Bradford in 1870, it is six storeys, had 17 bays and an internal engine house. Mill work stopped on this site in the 1990s, and the buildings have since been used for storage and the manufacture of aquariums. Planning permission has now ben granted to turn the remaining building into apartments.

Photo's of the mill from the 1950's while it was still in use;

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The Explore - We were in the area for another explore and thought we might as well check this place out as well. The place is wide open and access is very easy. While there isn't much left inside it the building itself is in decent condition, have been in much worse mills. We actually quite enjoyed mooching round this place, as with most mills all 6 floors are pretty samey.

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Thanks for looking.
 

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Mikeymutt

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Nicely covered. They can get a bit samey. This one don't look too trashed
 

clebby

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Great looking mill from the outside to be fair. Love that sloping roof - some sort of rope race I’m guessing?
 

MK83

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Great looking mill from the outside to be fair. Love that sloping roof - some sort of rope race I’m guessing?
According to the history I read it is a rope race. Was a later edition to the building apparently.
 

dave

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Explored this place just before the pandemic some nice views over Bradford from the top floor. Sorry to see that little Belfast sink has since been smashed by the morons. Good report btw.
 

MK83

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Explored this place just before the pandemic some nice views over Bradford from the top floor. Sorry to see that little Belfast sink has since been smashed by the morons. Good report btw.
Thanks, I'd noticed that the sink was intact in the last report on this place.
 

Fluffy

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Ahhh that's stunning! Love this. Very photogenic!
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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I do like this kind of mill. It has that typical mill look. Lots of levels, rows of windows and big open spaces which I love. So photogenic, great report on this one. Liking the old photos :cool:
 

MK83

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I do like this kind of mill. It has that typical mill look. Lots of levels, rows of windows and big open spaces which I love. So photogenic, great report on this one. Liking the old photos :cool:
Thanks. Some really good big open mill floors in this place for photos.
 

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