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Report - Elizabeth mill reddish , Stockport august 2015


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HISTORY
Reddish’s growth is deeply rooted within the industrial revolution, with the series of large spinning mills acting as imposing reminders of Reddish’s industrial heritage. Led by the construction of the Stockport Branch of the Ashton Canal, Reddish became a hub of industrial activity, with cotton and textiles works leading the way for Reddish’s prosperity. Most of these Mills including Elisabeth Mill were constructed by local businessman Sir William Henry Houldsworth. Heralded as a great philanthropist and noble man, he constructed many notable local buildings, including churches, schools and social institutes. To this day, several Reddish landmarks bare his name, including the Town Square, a Conservation Area and a public park.
It was between 1870-1874 when he commissioned the construction of Elisabeth Mill & Victoria Mill (the former named after his wife) as an expansion of his existing Reddish textile empire based around the neighbouring Houldsworth Mill. The mills comprise of 4 Storey red-brick construction designed by the renewed architects A.H Stott & Sons of Oldham are uniquely arranged in an L-shaped layout, as poised the conventional ‘double mill’ concept. Cotton spinning remained on the its until 1858, when the mills were closed, since then the mill has had several industrial uses until operations cease in 2003. Victoria Mill has recently undergone conversion into apartments, all of which are now sold. It is DeTrafford’s intention to restore Elisabeth Mill into 198no. homes to create a new residential hub and community.

THE EXPLORE
So me @godgp78 , @LancashireExplorations and the @CrazyNinjaSquirrel arrived here for the fifth explore of the day don't get exited two were busts lol, any way access was quickly found and in we went trying not to make much noise as the mill next door was very active with contracters in and out and the general public who live there.
pretty straight forward explore some conversion work has begun but looked like it had ceased the pre built bathrooms lined the upper floors and the tin roof showing signs of rust were a clear giveaway maybe they ranout of money to finish the development antwayroof access is good and what a view from up here also the spiral staircase is great got some great piks here .

piks...

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The Lone Ranger

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I like this, not even sure if I've seen this mill before. Cheers for posting :thumb
 

host

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Nice one, i hope while you were in reddish you gave the swimming baths and Houldsworth mill engine house ago too.
 

Funlester

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Nice set, this is only up the road form me so will have to have a visit soon.
 

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