List of mills in Rochdale

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This is a list of mills known to have existed within Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, England.


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A-B[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Acre Works Rochdale  
Albert Mill Rochdale ,  SD906125 53°36′32″N 2°08′38″W / 53.609°N 2.144°W / 53.609; -2.144 ("Albert Mill")
Albion Mill Rochdale ,  SD931161 53°38′28″N 2°06′22″W / 53.641°N 2.106°W / 53.641; -2.106 ("Albion Mill")
Albion Mill Rochdale ,  SD883103 53°35′20″N 2°10′41″W / 53.589°N 2.178°W / 53.589; -2.178 ("Albion Mill")
Arkwright Rochdale  
Arrow Rochdale  SD 886,109 53°35′42″N 2°10′26″W / 53.595°N 2.174°W / 53.595; -2.174 ("Arrow")
Arrow Mill.jpg
Notes:
Balderstone Mill Rochdale ,  SD905110 53°35′42″N 2°08′42″W / 53.595°N 2.145°W / 53.595; -2.145 ("Balderstone Mill")
Bamford Mills Rochdale ,  SD862127 53°36′40″N 2°12′36″W / 53.611°N 2.210°W / 53.611; -2.210 ("Bamford Mills")
Beal Works Shaw, Rochdale  
Belfield Mill (partof) Rochdale ,  SD918139 53°37′19″N 2°07′30″W / 53.622°N 2.125°W / 53.622; -2.125 ("Belfield Mill (partof)")
Bellfield Mill Rochdale ,  SD918139 53°37′19″N 2°07′30″W / 53.622°N 2.125°W / 53.622; -2.125 ("Bellfield Mill")
Birch Mill Rochdale ,  SD833082 53°34′12″N 2°15′14″W / 53.570°N 2.254°W / 53.570; -2.254 ("Birch Mill")
Birtle Works Rochdale ,  SD836124 53°36′29″N 2°14′56″W / 53.608°N 2.249°W / 53.608; -2.249 ("Birtle Works")
Blue Pits Mill Rochdale ,  SD885107 53°35′35″N 2°10′30″W / 53.593°N 2.175°W / 53.593; -2.175 ("Blue Pits Mill")
Brook Mills Shaw, Rochdale  
Brookside Mill Rochdale ,  SD873061 53°33′04″N 2°11′35″W / 53.551°N 2.193°W / 53.551; -2.193 ("Brookside Mill")
Bridgefield Street Mill Rochdale ,  SD889131 53°36′50″N 2°10′08″W / 53.614°N 2.169°W / 53.614; -2.169 ("Bridgefield Street Mill")
Brimrod Mill Rochdale ,  SD888128 53°36′43″N 2°10′16″W / 53.612°N 2.171°W / 53.612; -2.171 ("Brimrod Mill")
Broadfield Mill Rochdale ,  SD850104 53°35′24″N 2°13′41″W / 53.590°N 2.228°W / 53.590; -2.228 ("Broadfield Mill")
Brook Mill Rochdale  
Buckley Brook Mills Rochdale ,  SD907149 53°37′52″N 2°08′31″W / 53.631°N 2.142°W / 53.631; -2.142 ("Buckley Brook Mills")
Buckley Lower Mill Rochdale ,  SD905147 53°37′44″N 2°08′42″W / 53.629°N 2.145°W / 53.629; -2.145 ("Buckley Lower Mill")
Buckley Mill Rochdale ,  SD907151 53°37′55″N 2°08′31″W / 53.632°N 2.142°W / 53.632; -2.142 ("Buckley Mill")
Butterworth Hall Milnrow
Rochdale  SD 934,122 53°36′22″N 2°06′04″W / 53.606°N 2.101°W / 53.606; -2.101 ("Butterworth Hall")
1996
Butterworth Hall Mill.jpg
Notes: Cotton
Textile Paper Tubes
Sonoco Milnrow's last Cotton mill
Burma Mill Rochdale ,  SD900142 53°37′26″N 2°09′11″W / 53.624°N 2.153°W / 53.624; -2.153 ("Burma Mill")
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C to D[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Canal Street Mill Rochdale ,  SD933122 53°36′22″N 2°06′11″W / 53.606°N 2.103°W / 53.606; -2.103 ("Canal Street Mill")
Castleton Old Mill Rochdale ,  SD892118 53°36′11″N 2°09′54″W / 53.603°N 2.165°W / 53.603; -2.165 ("Castleton Old Mill")
Castleton Works Rochdale ,  SD888101 53°35′13″N 2°10′16″W / 53.587°N 2.171°W / 53.587; -2.171 ("Castleton Works ")
Church Street Mill Rochdale ,  SD928127 53°36′40″N 2°06′36″W / 53.611°N 2.110°W / 53.611; -2.110 ("Church Street Mill")
Clegg Hall Mill Rochdale ,  SD923145 53°37′37″N 2°07′05″W / 53.627°N 2.118°W / 53.627; -2.118 ("Clegg Hall Mill")
Clough Fulling Mill Shaw, Rochdale  
Coral Mill Newhey, Rochdale  53°36′00″N 2°05′42″W / 53.599896°N 2.095064°W / 53.599896; -2.095064 ("Coral Mill")
Coral Mill, Newhey.jpg
Notes:
Coloured Spinning Company jxqnes Mill Rochdale ,  SD878055
Crawford Rochdale  SD 910,125 53°36′32″N 2°08′13″W / 53.609°N 2.137°W / 53.609; -2.137 ("Crawford")
Crawford Mill, Rochdale - geograph.org.uk - 630483.jpg
Notes:
Crest Rochdale  OL11 2NP 1906
Notes: Architect Sir Philip Sidney Stott
Crimble Rochdale  SD 865,116 53°36′04″N 2°12′18″W / 53.601°N 2.205°W / 53.601; -2.205 ("Crimble") 1886
Crimble Mill - geograph.org.uk - 650199.jpg
Notes:
Croft Rochdale ,  SD 908,139 53°37′19″N 2°08′28″W / 53.622°N 2.141°W / 53.622; -2.141 ("Croft")
Crossfield Mill Rochdale  
Dicken Green Mill Rochdale  SD 901,119 53°36′14″N 2°09′04″W / 53.604°N 2.151°W / 53.604; -2.151 ("Dicken Green Mill")
Dicken Green Mill, Rochdale, Lancashire - geograph.org.uk - 496791.jpg
Notes:
Dope Street Mills Rochdale  
Drydock Mill Rochdale ,  SD927161 53°38′28″N 2°06′43″W / 53.641°N 2.112°W / 53.641; -2.112 ("Drydock Mill")
Dunlop Mill Castleton,
Rochdale ,  SD886851 53°36′04″N 2°10′16″W / 53.601°N 2.171°W / 53.601; -2.171 ("Dunlop Mill")
1913
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E to G[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Eclipse Mill Rochdale  SD 908,139 53°37′19″N 2°08′28″W / 53.622°N 2.141°W / 53.622; -2.141 ("Eclipse Mill")
Notes: Five storeys, 41 by 14 bays. Ornamental water tower
Ealees Mill Rochdale ,  SD942162 53°38′31″N 2°05′20″W / 53.642°N 2.089°W / 53.642; -2.089 ("Ealees Mill")
Ellenroad Mill Newhey, Milnrow,
Rochdale  SD930116 53°36′04″N 2°06′25″W / 53.601°N 2.107°W / 53.601; -2.107 ("Ellenroad Mill")
1890 1982 92
Ellenroad Ring Mill - Newhey.jpg
Notes: Five storey fireproof mule mill, brick 40 bays by 18, corner turrets , 3 projecting towers on south front. Damaged by fire in 1916. Rebuilt for ring.Triple expansion horizontal by J & W McNaught, rebuilt by Clayton, Goodfellow as twin tandem 1916. 23.5 in and 43.75 diameter. Corliss valves on high pressure. 28ft rope cylinder. The mill itself is no longer standing, but the engine house, boiler house and chimney still are complete, with the steam engine which is maintained and steamed once a month by the Ellenroad Trust.(in 1982) [3][4]
Ensor Mill Queensway
Rochdale  SD 888,111 53°35′48″N 2°10′17″W / 53.5966°N 2.1713°W / 53.5966; -2.1713 ("Ensor Mill")
Notes: Engine named 'Clara'. a 750hp cross compound engine by Yates and Thom, 1915. 21"HP, 39"LP X 4ft stroke, operating on 160psi, at 73rpm. 21ft flywheel, 21 ropes. Corliss valves on both cylinders. Air pump drive from tail rod. And also a 750hp tandem compound engine by Sharples [Barrow in Furness?], 1908. 19"HP, 40"LP X 4ft stroke. Operating on 160psi, at 72 ½ rpm. 22ft flywheel, 17 ropes. Corliss valves on both cylinders. Air pump drive from crosshead. New Corliss gear and Lumb governors to both engines instead of Dobson's motion.
Facit Mill Whitworth
Rochdale  SD 888,189 53°39′58″N 2°10′16″W / 53.666°N 2.171°W / 53.666; -2.171 ("Facit Mill")
Facit Mill Whitworth - geograph.org.uk - 690317.jpg
Notes:
Fieldhouse Mill Whitworth Road
Rochdale  SD 897,146 53°37′41″N 2°09′25″W / 53.628°N 2.157°W / 53.628; -2.157 ("Fieldhouse Mill")
Fieldhouse Business Park - geograph.org.uk - 476410.jpg
Notes: Earlier mill was four storey, brick, rectangular windows stone sills and lintel. Later mill, three storey with stone decorated water tower: own branch line to Rochdale to Bacup line of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 1870. By 1971 one mill was disused and partially demolished, but Bright's continued to use the other mill (with stack). Bright's were always regarded as a good firm to work for – they provided, for instance, a creche where babies and small children could be looked after while their mothers were at work.[5]
Flat Mill Rochdale  
Garfield Milnrow, Rochdale   1884 1968 84
Grange Mill (partof) Rochdale  
Green Grove Mill Rochdale  
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H to L[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Hanging Lane Rochdale   1791
Notes: Opened in 1791, Rochdale's first steam powered mill
Harp Rochdale  
Hollings Mill Rochdale ,  SD952139 53°37′19″N 2°04′26″W / 53.622°N 2.074°W / 53.622; -2.074 ("Hollings Mill")
Howard Rochdale ,  SD936113 53°35′53″N 2°05′53″W / 53.598°N 2.098°W / 53.598; -2.098 ("Howard")
Ladyhouse Mill Milnrow, Rochdale   1877
Ladyhouse Mill Milnrow, Rochdale  SD931123 1879
Notes: Bales of cotton, the first from Mexico, were blamed for a small smallpox outbreak 30 May 1914, affecting blowing room operatives, and others. The mill was described as having 2 bale breakers, 2 blowing room operatives, 4 cardroom jobbers, 2 can breakers, 4 drawing room (tenter)s and 4 assistants,4 slubbers and 4 assistant slubbers, 6 intermediate roving frame tenters, 8 roving frame tenters and 90 ring room operatives. New Ladyhouse mill was the first ring spinning mill established in 1879. Palm Mill was built in 1884, then Burns ring spinning, Heywood in 1891 and Nile (Oldham) and Era (Rochdale)in 1898. Ring spinning was more labour intensive working a 1:79 spindle to operative ratio.[6]
Len Vale Mill Rochdale  
Lower Two Bridge Mill Rochdale ,  SD936113 53°35′53″N 2°05′53″W / 53.598°N 2.098°W / 53.598; -2.098 ("Lower Two Bridge Mill")
Lydgate Mill Rochdale  
Unity Mill Rochdale ,  SD846101 53°35′13″N 2°14′02″W / 53.587°N 2.234°W / 53.587; -2.234 ("Lynity Mill")
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M to N[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Manchester Old Road Works Rochdale  
Marland Mill Rochdale  SD 877,111 53°35′46″N 2°11′13″W / 53.596°N 2.187°W / 53.596; -2.187 ("Marland Mill")
Marland and Mars Mills, Nixon Street, Rochdale. - geograph.org.uk - 622121.jpg
Notes: engine house is likely to have housed an inverted vertical.
Mars Mill Rochdale  SD 877,111 53°35′46″N 2°11′13″W / 53.596°N 2.187°W / 53.596; -2.187 ("Mars Mill") 1906
Mars Mill, Rochdale.jpg
Notes: Mars was built 1906 and the engine house is for a horizontal layout. Mars is demolished.
Martin's Mill Rochdale ,  SD8661 54°02′N 2°13′W / 54.04°N 2.22°W / 54.04; -2.22 ("Martin's Mill")
Millers Brook Mill Heywood
Rochdale  SD 858,109 53°35′38″N 2°12′58″W / 53.594°N 2.216°W / 53.594; -2.216 ("Millers Brook Mill")
Miller Brook Mill, Miller Street, Heywood - geograph.org.uk - 939300.jpg
Notes: Known locally as the Mop Shop.
Milnrow Rochdale  SD 928,126 53°36′36″N 2°06′36″W / 53.610°N 2.110°W / 53.610; -2.110 ("Milnrow") 1992
Milnrow Cotton Mill - 1992 - geograph.org.uk - 637943.jpg
Notes: Fire in 1992, re-built, with only the front of the original building remaining.
Moss Mill Rochdale  SD908124 53°36′29″N 2°08′28″W / 53.608°N 2.141°W / 53.608; -2.141 ("Moss Mill")
State Mill and Moss Mill, Woodbine Street, Rochdale - geograph.org.uk - 622120.jpg
Notes:
Mutual Mills No 1 Rochdale  SD 861,111 53°35′46″N 2°12′40″W / 53.596°N 2.211°W / 53.596; -2.211 ("Mutual Mills No 1")
Mutual Mill - geograph.org.uk - 267772.jpg
Notes:
Mutual Mills No 2 Rochdale  SD 861,111 53°35′46″N 2°12′40″W / 53.596°N 2.211°W / 53.596; -2.211 ("Mutual Mills No 2")
Foundation stone - geograph.org.uk - 283128.jpg
Notes:
Mutual Mills No 3 Rochdale  SD 862,111 53°35′46″N 2°12′36″W / 53.596°N 2.210°W / 53.596; -2.210 ("Mutual Mills No 3")
Mutual Mill - No. 3 mill.jpg
Notes: Heywood. Dated 1914 although not completed until 1923.
Nathan Rochdale  
New Hey Mill Rochdale  
Norden Mill Rochdale  
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O to P[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Oakenrod Mills Rochdale  SD 888,131 53°36′50″N 2°10′16″W / 53.614°N 2.171°W / 53.614; -2.171 ("Oakenrod Mills")
Notes: Fulling Mill on River Roch,Woollen mill in 1848. Three storeys, Stone built. [4]
Oxford Mill Rochdale  [5]
Park Mill Rochdale  [5]
Passmonds Mill Rochdale  
Phoenix Mill Rochdale  
Portland Works Rochdale ,  SD 88?713
Pye Mill Rochdale  
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R to S[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Rakewood Mill Rochdale  
Red Lumb Mill Rochdale  
Regent Mill Rochdale  
Riverside Mill Rochdale  53°37′48″N 2°07′44″W / 53.630°N 2.129°W / 53.630; -2.129 ("Riverside Mill")
Riverside Mill.jpg
Notes:
Roch Mill Sudden,Rochdale  SD 883,124 53°42′29″N 2°10′41″W / 53.708°N 2.178°W / 53.708; -2.178 ("Roch Mills")
Notes: Flour Mill on River Roch, O.S map 1:10560 1851. Watermill: the leat ran across the present sewage farm.
Rock Nook Mill Rochdale  SD 947,179 53°39′29″N 2°04′55″W / 53.658°N 2.082°W / 53.658; -2.082 ("Rock Nook Mill")
Rock Nook Mill, Calderbrook - geograph.org.uk - 1136439.jpg
Notes:
Simpson Clough Mill Rochdale  SD 953,121 53°36′18″N 2°04′23″W / 53.605°N 2.073°W / 53.605; -2.073 ("Simpson Clough Mill")
Notes: Site in the Cheesden brook valley on the site of a fulling mill, in 1982 it was a paper mill.
Sladen Mill Rochdale  
Sladen Wood Mill Rochdale  
Spotland Bridge New Mill Rochdale  
State Rochdale  SD 909,124 53°36′29″N 2°08′20″W / 53.608°N 2.139°W / 53.608; -2.139 ("State")
State Mill and Moss Mill, Woodbine Street, Rochdale - geograph.org.uk - 622120.jpg
Notes:
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T[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Town House Shed Mill Rochdale  
Town House Mill Rochdale ,  SD93S'73
Trafalgar Mill Rochdale ,  SD90
Trafalgar Mill Rochdale ,  SD924133 53°36′58″N 2°06′58″W / 53.616°N 2.116°W / 53.616; -2.116 ("Trafalgar Mill")
Trows Fulling Mill Rochdale  
Trows Upper Works Rochdale  
Twin Mill Rochdale ,  SD862119 53°36′11″N 2°12′36″W / 53.603°N 2.210°W / 53.603; -2.210 ("Twin Mill")
Two Bridge Mill Rochdale  
Two Bridges Mill Rochdale  
Two Bridges Mill Rochdale  
Tyne Mill Rochdale ,  SD933163 53°38′35″N 2°06′11″W / 53.643°N 2.103°W / 53.643; -2.103 ("Tyne Mill")
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U to V[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Union Mill Rochdale ,  SD892118 53°36′11″N 2°09′54″W / 53.603°N 2.165°W / 53.603; -2.165 ("Union Mill")
Union Ring Mill Rochdale ,  SD892118 53°36′11″N 2°09′54″W / 53.603°N 2.165°W / 53.603; -2.165 ("Union Ring Mill")
Vale Mill Shaw,Rochdale ,  SD863106 53°35′31″N 2°12′29″W / 53.592°N 2.208°W / 53.592; -2.208 ("Vale Mill")
Vale Mill Rochdale ,  SD901135 53°37′05″N 2°09′04″W / 53.618°N 2.151°W / 53.618; -2.151 ("Vale Mill")
Vale Mills Rochdale ,  SD906142 53°37′26″N 2°08′38″W / 53.624°N 2.144°W / 53.624; -2.144 ("Vale Mills")
Valley Ring Mill Rochdale ,  SD892117 53°36′07″N 2°09′54″W / 53.602°N 2.165°W / 53.602; -2.165 ("Valley Ring Mill")
Victoria Mill Rochdale  SD863102 53°35′17″N 2°12′29″W / 53.588°N 2.208°W / 53.588; -2.208 ("Victoria Mill")
[[Victoria Mill Rochdale.jpg|thumb|180px]] Notes:
Victoria Mill Rochdale ,  SD905123 53°36′25″N 2°08′42″W / 53.607°N 2.145°W / 53.607; -2.145 ("Victoria Mill")
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W to Z[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Warwick Mill Rochdale  SD872057 53°32′53″N 2°11′42″W / 53.548°N 2.195°W / 53.548; -2.195 ("Warwick Mill")
Warwick Mill, Middleton.jpg
Notes:
Wardle Mill Rochdale ,  SD911171 53°39′00″N 2°08′10″W / 53.650°N 2.136°W / 53.650; -2.136 ("Wardle Mill")
Wasp Mill Rochdale ,  SD913167 53°38′49″N 2°07′59″W / 53.647°N 2.133°W / 53.647; -2.133 ("Wasp Mill")
Wellfield Mill Rochdale ,  SD904124 53°36′29″N 2°08′49″W / 53.608°N 2.147°W / 53.608; -2.147 ("Wellfield Mill")
White Lees Mill Rochdale ,  SD933165 53°38′42″N 2°06′11″W / 53.645°N 2.103°W / 53.645; -2.103 ("White Lees Mill")
Willow Street Mill Rochdale ,  SD858109 53°35′38″N 2°12′58″W / 53.594°N 2.216°W / 53.594; -2.216 ("Willow Street Mill")
Woodfield Mill Rochdale ,  SD859110 53°35′42″N 2°12′54″W / 53.595°N 2.215°W / 53.595; -2.215 ("Woodfield Mill")
Woodhouse Mills Rochdale ,  SD857147 53°37′44″N 2°13′05″W / 53.629°N 2.218°W / 53.629; -2.218 ("Woodhouse Mills")
Yew Vale Mill Rochdale ,  SD901136 53°37′08″N 2°09′04″W / 53.619°N 2.151°W / 53.619; -2.151 ("Yew Vale Mill")
Yew Vale Mill Rochdale  SD906142 53°37′26″N 2°08′38″W / 53.624°N 2.144°W / 53.624; -2.144 ("Yew Vale Mill")
Notes: Woollen
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Mills and organisation of the Lancashire Cotton Corporation, a descriptive book, pub. LCC, Blackfriars House Manchester, January 1951
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Rochdale online Mills". Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  3. ^ Spinning the Web
  4. ^ a b Ashmore, Owen (1982). The industrial archaeology of North-west England and where to find it. Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-0820-4. 
  5. ^ a b c National Archive Records on The Ash Group
  6. ^ New Ladyhouse Smallpox Outbreak 1914

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