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Report - StoneBridge Mills, Leeds England, Jan 2020


StoneBridge Mills
Leeds, England
January 2020

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HISTORY
Stonebridge Mill is a Grade II listed building complex that has been empty and disused for a number of decades. It was built around 1805 alongside Wortley Beck, which was used to power its steam engines. By the 1830s, Thomas Pawson had expanded the mill, adding cottages for the workers and more working sheds. By 1911, Fred Lodge had taken over the mill and his business F A Lodge & Sons remained at Stonebridge Mills until 1952. "Lodge" can still be seen inscribed on the water tower.
Steeped in history, it once played an active and vibrant role in the local community. The mill complex has remained an important landmark due to its links to the past and to the particular development of the woollen industry in Wortley. It is the last such old mill in West Leeds.

EXPLORE
Explore number 13, which is literally the perfect number for that one. What a mission that was. I'm sure there is an easier way in that I just couldn't spot. If not, the place is like a fortress. The amount of obsticles I had to get through for essentially zero return as this place is dead was insane. Nettles, thorn bushes, thorny vines, muddy swamp puddles, barbed wire fences, and finally, a spiked metal fence caked in vandal grease. After scaling that, covered in scrapes and scratches, i was in.
There's not much to actually say about the mill complex. Most of the buildings are sealed with afew exceptions, it's almost completely overgrown with nature and there's really not much left of note inside the place. Pretty much a dead explore to be honest, but nonetheless, an explore it was.

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Not the most exciting, but thanks for looking!
 

dweeb

Super Moderator
Regular User
I got in some of the buildings years ago and it was rotten as a bugger but very old and un-modernized.

Are there plans for it?
 

dave

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Shame all that effort for little return still well done for trying.
 

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