QUARRY BANK MILL, STYAL

 

Grid Ref: SJ 834 827
Dates: 17 Sept 2006, 31 May 2008 & 18 Sept 2011

 

Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill, Sept 2011

 

Styal spacer Quarry Bank
Approaching the park from Handforth, 2006   Clock and Cupola, 2006
  Quarry Bank Mill
Apprentice House Garden   Mill chimney, 2006
Apprentice House   Apprentice House
Apprentice House   The Wash house

 

Quarry Bank Mill is in Styal Country Park, a National Trust property.  The mill shows all the processes involved in cotton manufacture and machinery is often run for the benefit of the visitors.  It has a water wheel powered by the Bollin and a steam engine.  Nearby is the Apprentice House which shows what life was like for orphan apprentices in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  The mill was started in 1784 by Samuel Greg of Belfast but enlarged later.  Quarry Bank House lies to the north of the mill and was used by the owner while at the south is a house for the manager. In 2007, an area of the gardens was redeveloped.   There are also walks in the Country Park along the Bollin.  Quarry Bank is open all year round and well worth a visit.

 

 

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