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Report - Old Lane Mill, Halifax, June 2019


t4toria

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Old Lane Mill, Old Lane, Rawson's Mill, Old Lane - Calderdale
Worsted mill of 1825 to 1828, the oldest and largest surviving example of a multi-storey, steam-powered, iron-framed textile mill in Halifax.

Not much left aside from the views, a stripped out shell with holes in the floor.

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Natey13

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Great pics :) Did you take a ladder? When I’ve visited I was unable to see a way up to the roof
 

Halifaxhillbilly

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For anyone interested: in 2017 I worked with the council and did a 'community clean up'type thing down in the mill grounds.
If you take the easy route in from old lane (where the council vans go in) there might still be a random large boulder sat in a concrete area to your right as you approach the main building. Last time I was there it was obvious and out of place.
Like I say, this was 2.5yrs ago, but at the time this boulder had been shifted, revealing a large manhole and metal ladders going underground.
I managed to duck my head in with a torch (my supervisor wouldn't let me go down), and it looked to be a large sewer/possible river diversion running under the mill. There was a narrow walkway alongside the running water. I saw a complete shiney BMW car bumper and other debris lying around the base of the ladder, so someone had been dumping/hiding stuff there. I'm a local and I still wonder what I'd have found down there.
To follow on from the person talking about aggressive people being there, yeah, be careful. It's in an out of the way place and there are plenty of dckheads around. As for security, I don't remember the police or council workers I worked with saying there was anything at all. I certainly haven't seen anything. The only concerns from them were simply that it was condemned and they genuinely worried that some adventuring kids would get hurt. I know for a fact that the local fire service have advused they will refuse to enter the building in the event of any fire.
 

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