Some Macclesfield Mills

Dates: 3 & 4 March, 23 & 30 May 2005, 11 Aug 2006, 19 Jan & 9 Nov 2007, 9 June 2009, 23 Aug 2011,
30 April 2012, 16 Dec 2012, 30 March 2013, 4 April 2013, 16 Mar 2015, 8 & 9 April 2015 & 3 June 2015

A display in the Macclesfield Heritage Centre shows that in 1814 Macclesfield had 30 mills and by 1824 had 70. As steam power was introduced instead of water power, there was no need to build mills by rivers.

Hovis Mill
The former Hovis Mill on the banks of the Macclesfield Canal, now apartments
Victoria Mill   Victoria Mill
Victoria Mill from Windmill Street, April 2015   East Side, April 2015
Victoria Mill   Victoria Mill
Victoria Mill looking East   Victoria Mill looking North East
Mill   Kershaw Mill
Royal Silk Warehouse, Water's Green, since 2009 a motel   Kershaw Mill, Newton and Henderson Street
Albion   Byron House
Albion Mill, London Road built in 1843   Byron House, London Road, 1840s
Royal Court   George Street
Royal Court, George Street   George Street
Oxford House   Oxford House
Oxford House from Hand Street, April 2015   Oxford House on Oxford Road and Cottage Street
Paradise Mill   Paradise Mill
Paradise Mill in evening light, Aug 2011   West end of Paradise Mill, evening light, 2015
Park Mill   Park Mill
Park Mill, March 2015   Entrance to Park Mill, 9 Nov 2007
Crompton Road   Crompton Road
Crompton Road, 2015   Crompton Road Mill
Crompton Road   Pub Sign
View from Pownall Square to the east   Pub sign in Crompton Road
Park Green   Park Green Mill
Park Green Mill in June 2009, before its destruction by fire   Park Green Mill on 9 June 2009


Jonathan Parkhouse contacted me with details of a book covering mills in East Cheshire. It is a very thorough survey of mills, mainly in Macclesfield, Bollington and Congleton, and extremely well illustrated with both historic and recent photographs and drawings. 

Park Mill Silk weaving mill, now converted for use as offices, is dated 1853, with C20 alterations. It is Grade II listed. The range shown with 19 windows faces south and to the right in Hobson Street is an 11-window range enclosing a courtyard.

Anthony Calladine and Jean Fricker (1993) East Cheshire Textile Mills (Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England; ISBN 1 873592 13 2)

Jonathan notes that there will also be material in the National Monuments Record, also searchable through the Pastscape website.

Macclesfield Page 1: Town Centre
Macclesfield Page 2: Town Centre
Macclesfield Page 3: Halls
Macclesfield Page 4: The Canal
Macclesfield Page 5: Christ Church
Macclesfield Page 6: St. Michael's, the Exterior & the Nave
Macclesfield Page 7: St. Michael's the Savage Chapel
Macclesfield Page 8: Nonconformist Chapels
Macclesfield Page 9: Some Macclesfield Mills

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