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Report - Kirk mill,chipping lancashire, september 2015



Lancashire lad

chief taster for costa coffee
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HISTORY
Kirk Mill is a former water-powered corn mill with records dating to the 1400s. It was developed into an early cotton spinning mill in 1785 by a company using building plans and water-powered machines based on Sir Richard Arkwright’s designs. Cotton spinning ended in 1866 when supplies of raw cotton ceased during the American Civil War. By 1880, Henry James Berry moved his joinery and chair-making business to the mill and it has been little altered since, with the water wheel still in place. It is the last Arkwright designed mill in Lancashire which largely retains its original character.

Explore
Kirks mill looks quite secure on the face of things surrounded by harres fencing on three sides and backed by a small river with 12 foot bankings but a little ingenuity soon saw us in the grounds and with access all area passes :thumb. As soon as we entered we could tell this place was old it just resonated in the atmosphere and the usual dank moist smell was nowhere to be found which was a nice surprise.
The amount of original features in here made for a nice little mooch especially the jewel in the crown in the shape of a 32foot water powered wheel still in situ and still connected to the fly wheel and cogs that would of powered the machinery what an honour to see something this old a great explore for me and despite its age in decent nick

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Cuuvin

28DL Colonial Member
28DL Full Member
#3
Nicely done! :thumb No interior shots of the crane cab? :(
 

neizt

Lazy Explorer
28DL Full Member
#11
Should really pull my finger out and get this looked at! It's been on my list for months...

Great report and photo's mate :thumb
 

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