I haven’t been able to find a great deal of history on this place. Originally owned by H & R Ainscough the mill was acquired by Allied and the closure of the factory was announced in 1995 along with a plan to close 2 other mills and refurbish / modernise another 12 existing Mills around the country. The Mill finally closed in 1998 and was purchased by Persimmon Homes as part of a redevelopments plan to convert the building into Mill apartments. I can only assume that plans have stalled due to the recent poor economic climate.The building currently stands abandoned.
After our trip to Camelot Theme Park we were on the hunt for another spot close by and this one was suggested. None of our group had ever visited the mill so we didn’t quite know what to expect but when we got closer and we could still see the chimney we were hopeful there might still be something to explore. Having now viewed a few reports from the mid 1990’s I can see that the places has really gone down hill and a lot of the cool features have been removed. The building itself is becoming a bit of a death trap with floors crumbling and machinery removed leaving significant drops often concealed by chipboard sheeting. Highlight for me was access to one of the higher rooftops which gave us a great view of the sprawling housing estates which surround the Mill.
Check out this short video from the trip then the photos are below 🙂
And a couple of group shot / portraits to finish:
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