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Report - Rock Nook Mill, Summit (Littleboro) - May 2009



Ojay

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Rock Nook Mill, Summit (Littleboro) - Ojay, Stepping Lightly & Bungle666.

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Rock Nook Mill, situated in the upper Roch valley on the edge of the Pennines and alongside the Rochdale Canal.

Not massive amounts of history that I have been able to gleen in a short space of time, but here is what I have managed to find out.

Built in the 1840's and aquired by Forthergill and Harvey in 1910, as a cotton yarn and cloth manufacturer Rock Nook Mill is an odd looking stone building and quite unique in appearance as far as cotton mills are concerned.

The Mill has 4 floors, and a basement which is still in use, as the other side of the mill which was extended in 1898 is very much 'Live' and in use, as it was when we visited.

In 1987 the business was bought out by Courtaulds, and since occupied by Tygaflor Ltd, producers of lino flooring. The mill now stands empty and has been stripped by the pikey's and looks like a more recent haunt for the local bagheads (lovely). That said the place is trashed to be fair, however there were one or two interesting features.


Once inside we started from the top down, I was soon up in the water tower with S.L. before I carried on the climb up to see the Braithwaite tank, whilst Bungle went for a wander around the 4th floor.

After a short while we all met back up and carried on our mooch of the place, stopping for pictures on the way....


EXTERNALS

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INTERNALS

Inside the Water Tower

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Braithwaite Tank

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Various floors

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Office window

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Laboratory, Pfft this was really pathetic

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ChemicalZ

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Machinery lift to all floors

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World domination; This is Stepping Lightly's secret headquarters

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Is this Lift Surfing?

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Down to the Engine Room, and Rope Race, sadly no boilers or steam engines left

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Lovely tiles

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Rochdale Canal; Locks alongside the Mill

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Er, whats all this, I can't climb down? :confused

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Oh well, better take a closer look....

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Thanks for looking :thumb
 

The Lone Ranger

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I love the way all these old derelict buildings just spontaneously combust, it might be all the paranormal activity :rolleyes:
 

Dark Prince

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...and i thought the lifts at Wrigleys in Plymouth were big, that machinery is 'kin huge!!. Any shots of the the motor room?!
 

trailboss99

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Well damn, that's a shame. Bloody vandals . . .
RIP Rock Nook Mill
 

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