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Report - - Middleport Mill (Calcining Works & Flour Mill), Stoke-on-Trent – August 2019 | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Middleport Mill (Calcining Works & Flour Mill), Stoke-on-Trent – August 2019


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The calcining works were originally occupied by ‘Goodwin’s Mill Co’. Constructed in the early 19th Century but with plenty of later additions. The buildings are arranged around a yard, with a square calcining kiln in centre which two flues separated with a central apex.

The works processed flint and cattle bone into a fine white powder known as bone ash.


Middleport Flour Mill, also known as Port Vale corn mill is a tall brick building of 5 stories sitting on the banks of the Trent and Mersey Canal. Constructed in around 1844 and operated under various ownerships as a flour mill until 1924. The building passed on to Price & Son Bakers, still the occupants in 1940. In 1960 the lower floors were used by The Five Towns Fireplaces Ltd., but the rest of the site became derelict.


This area of derp used to crop up fairly often, until the more interesting buildings of Morrilew Pottery which were also on the same site were demolished following a fire several years ago. The pottery works sat opposite the mill against the street and only a couple of brick buildings remain, but are completely empty. Not a great deal to see anymore but a relaxed wander on a scorching hot late August morning.


Calcining Works from the roadside - credit given on the photo as I forgot to take an external.

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Square chimney of the calcining kiln

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Flour Mill

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mk4 Astra buried away between the outbuildings

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Thanks for looking.
 

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