Web
Analytics
Report - - Pagefield / Rylands Mill, Wigan, July 2020 | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Pagefield / Rylands Mill, Wigan, July 2020


Shaun

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Me posting a report on a place 100s have before? I never would :p

History
The mill was built in 1867, to designs by George Woodhouse for John Rylands, one of the area's largest cotton manufacturers. The Grade 2 listed complex includes the former spinning mill, weaving sheds and engine house with chimney.

Owned by John Rylands it replaced an earlier mill. Noted for it decorative brickwork in whirs and Staffordshire blue brick. In the original 1860's layout there were two 460HP twin cylinder J. Musgrave engines. They had 40in cylinders and a 6ft stroke running at 42rpm on steam at 80psi. The 19ft flywheel drove geared drives. This was converted in 1900 by Sharples to 140 psi triple expansion engine. It is thought that this was done when the mules were replaced by ring frames. In 1985 the building was converted to form a technical college, the building continued to be used as a college until its closure in 2007, when the college moved to smaller premises located about 1 mile away. Then in March 2015 emergency services were called to the building with reports of smoke bellowing from the roof, the fire was later blamed on local teenagers.

The building is now owned by MCR Property group, after it was sold by the college in 2009.
Explore
not much to see in all honesty, The colours are quite nice but building is a total wreck, shame since of its location. Best part of the place is the View from the roof. The Chimney has metal boards around what used to be the entrance so doubt thats going to be doable anytime soon.
859877



859874
859873


859882


859898

some silly angles :p
859889


859886


859897
859880

859895


859894


859905

859908





859906

859885

859896

859875


859884


859887

859899

859904
 

Attachments

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
This place is so badly trashed, yet still appealing. You covered it well. I dont think ive seen too many shots of the curly staircase either. Nice big space, natural light. No wonder we love it :thumb
 

chills

Check out my Instagram: @ChillsSnaps
28DL Full Member
Just going to post this link for reference for anyone who thinks this is still wise:
 

Bikin Glynn

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Just going to post this link for reference for anyone who thinks this is still wise:
Thats interesting, I never knew they could do that makes u wonder why they dont just do that to all abandoned buildings?
 

Top