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Lead or Rumour info - house and mill uppermill



The Lone Ranger

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#4
I actually quite like the look of the place from your archive report mate, may have to call in :thumb
I don't think much has changed since I was last in, I've been in a lot worse.
 

stonecoldaustin

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#6
Water-powered woollen mill, now workshop and house. 1772.
Later additions and alterations. Hammer-dressed watershot
stone with slate and graduated stone slate roof. Total of 3
storeys and 4 bays. The early mill forms the right-hand bay
and has a segmental-headed tail-race opening on the ground
floor with 3-light window to right. 12-light first floor
window with door inserted to left and 13-light second floor
window. All windows have recessed flat-faced mullion windows
with king mullions. The right gable and rear have been
considerably rebuilt, the rectangular windows having stone
lintels and sills. The mill was extended to left probably in
late C18 and again at the rear in C20. Each bay on the
ground and first floors has 2, 3 and 4-light recessed flat-
faced stone mullion windows; large vented second floor
openings were inserted in the C20 when it was used as a
tannery. King-post roof trusses and remains of winch
mechanism. The mill was first used for teazing and then
scribbling. It continued to be used in the processing of
wool until the mid C20 and was powered by the water-wheel
until the 1920's. B. Barnes, Saddleworth Heritage, 1975.
 

The Lone Ranger

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#8
I think the water wheel would have been external, the mill buildings are next to the River Tame.
 

The Lone Ranger

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#11
Seems pretty locked down at the moment this place.
I did take me few visits before I managed to get in; as it's local will PM you if anything changes :) Know someone has been in fairly recently, but they are small!
 

stonecoldaustin

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#13
if you look carefully you will see the river culverted under the mill the diverts back into the river under the bridge so at a guess water wheel was inside the mill ? just dont go to the left of the mill were the old wooden outbuilding they are near to collapse it looks as they made fibre glass boats in them sheds as there are loads of small fibre glass hulls