Report - Heyrod Power Station - Stalybridge - June 2015

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The Massive Mancunian
28DL Full Member
Nov 7, 2014
Manchester, UK
The History

Preparations for a power station at Heyrod began in 1916 when 26 acres (110,000 m2) of land were purchased. The station was opened in 1926 by the Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield Transport and Electricity Board. The cooling towers were constructed in the 1940s. Coal was delivered to the plant at Millbrook railway sidings on the Micklehurst Line, situated on the opposite side of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. The sidings were built in 1932 and had space to hold up to 130 12-ton wagons. Coal was fed into a hopper underneath the sidings before being transported on an enclosed conveyor belt which emerged high above the valley to cross the River Tame and canal before entering the station at a high level. The station was closed on 29 October 1979 with a generating capacity of 64 megawatts. It was demolished during the 1980s, although part of the site is still used as an electrical substation.

(Copy/Paste job from another thread)

The Visit

A solo adventure in sunny Stalybridge and I was somewhat underwhelmed, although in all honesty - my expectations were low to begin with. I won't bore you with any stories as it was a peaceful visit with me, myself and I and nothing exciting happened and I quite enjoyed being in the middle of nowhere with just my camera :)

This appears to be a storage room of some description.


I think someone admires The Joker.


My apoligies, I have no idea what this room was for.


Don't dead, open inside.


Too good to be true! I didn't get a hug from anyone :(


The centre of the main building.





A very photogenic door way.




This place has seen better days.


Randomly on the floor in the control room.


What appears to be said control room.



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