List of mills in Bury

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This is a list of the cotton and other textile mills in the Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester, England, which comprises Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich.

Mills A-B[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Ainsworth Mercerising Works SD 753094 53°34′52″N 2°22′30″W / 53.581°N 2.375°W / 53.581; -2.375 ("Ainsworth Mercerising Works") 
Ainsworth Mills SD 756092 53°34′44″N 2°22′12″W / 53.579°N 2.370°W / 53.579; -2.370 ("Ainsworth Mills") 
Ainsworth Vale Works SD 753093 53°34′48″N 2°22′30″W / 53.580°N 2.375°W / 53.580; -2.375 ("Ainsworth Vale Works") 
Albert Mill Whitefield,  SD 817060 53°33′00″N 2°16′41″W / 53.550°N 2.278°W / 53.550; -2.278 ("Albert Mill")
Albert Mill Whitefield,  SD 783072 53°33′40″N 2°19′44″W / 53.561°N 2.329°W / 53.561; -2.329 ("Albert Mill")
Albert New Mill Whitefield,  SD 811059 53°32′56″N 2°17′13″W / 53.549°N 2.287°W / 53.549; -2.287 ("Albert New Mill")
Albion Mill Prestwich SD 842039 53°31′55″N 2°14′24″W / 53.532°N 2.240°W / 53.532; -2.240 ("Albion Mill")
Notes: Hulme Weaving Co, Albion Mills, Rooden lane; 160 looms
Albion Mills Bury,  SD 796108 53°35′35″N 2°18′36″W / 53.593°N 2.310°W / 53.593; -2.310 ("Albion Mills")
Bankside Works Whitefield,  SD 792061 53°33′04″N 2°18′55″W / 53.55110°N 2.31531°W / 53.55110; -2.31531 (Bankside Works)
Barn Brook Mills Bury SD 812110 53°35′43″N 2°17′08″W / 53.59522°N 2.28542°W / 53.59522; -2.28542 (Barn Brook Mills)
Notes: 1891-Bury Cotton Spinning and Manufacturing Co, Limited, 50,000 spindles, 208/508 weft, 328 ring. twist; 918 looms
Beech Mill SD 812102 53°35′17″N 2°17′07″W / 53.58803°N 2.28537°W / 53.58803; -2.28537 (Beech Mill) 
Beehive Works SD 819076 53°33′53″N 2°16′29″W / 53.56468°N 2.27465°W / 53.56468; -2.27465 (Beehive Works) 
Bentley & Lunn Mills SD 810138 53°37′13″N 2°17′19″W / 53.62038°N 2.28862°W / 53.62038; -2.28862 (Bentley) 
Bevis Green Works SD 810138 53°37′13″N 2°17′19″W / 53.62038°N 2.28862°W / 53.62038; -2.28862 (Bevis Green Works) 
Black Lane Mills (Constellation) Ainsworth Rd, Radcliffe SD 777088 53°34′31″N 2°20′17″W / 53.57530°N 2.33814°W / 53.57530; -2.33814 (Black Lane Mills)
Constellation Mill - geograph.org.uk - 397222.jpg Notes: 1891-Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co, Ltd., 70,000 spindles, 140 looms
Now renamed Constellation Mill
Bleaklow Mill Hawkshaw SD 765149 53°37′48″N 2°21′24″W / 53.63008°N 2.35673°W / 53.63008; -2.35673 (Bleaklow Mill)
Bleaklow Mill or what remains of it - geograph.org.uk - 1224040.jpg Notes: 1891-Rigg Brothers, Bleaklow Mill; 8,000 spindles, 20'/405 twist; 170 looms
Converted to an apartment block and renamed Hawkshaw Lodge.
Bolholt Mills SD 785117 53°36′05″N 2°19′35″W / 53.60140°N 2.32626°W / 53.60140; -2.32626 (Bolholt Mills) 
Brickhouse Mills SD 813110 53°35′43″N 2°17′02″W / 53.59522°N 2.28391°W / 53.59522; -2.28391 (Brickhouse Mills) 
Notes: 1891- J. and A. Entwistle, Brick House Mill, Wash lane; 4,000 spindles, 51/108; 140 looms
Bridge Hall Works SD 824106 53°35′30″N 2°16′02″W / 53.59166°N 2.26727°W / 53.59166; -2.26727 (Bridge Hall Works) 
Bridge Mills SD 797111 53°35′46″N 2°18′29″W / 53.59606°N 2.30809°W / 53.59606; -2.30809 (Bridge Mills) 
Bridge Street Mill SD 812113 53°35′52″N 2°17′08″W / 53.59791°N 2.28544°W / 53.59791; -2.28544 (Bridge Street Mill) 
Britannia Mill Woolfold SD 789120 53°36′15″N 2°19′13″W / 53.60412°N 2.32024°W / 53.60412; -2.32024 (Britannia Mill)
Notes: 1891-John Fletcher, 50 looms; Tweedale and Farrar, 400 looms
Britannia Mill Prestwich,  SD 812039 53°31′53″N 2°17′06″W / 53.53140°N 2.28499°W / 53.53140; -2.28499 (Britannia Mill)
Britannia Mills Free Town, Bury,  SD 813114 53°35′56″N 2°17′02″W / 53.59881°N 2.28394°W / 53.59881; -2.28394 (Britannia Mills)
Britannia Mills Radcliffe SD 782074 53°33′46″N 2°19′50″W / 53.56274°N 2.33050°W / 53.56274; -2.33050 (Britannia Mills)
Notes: 1891-Street and Son, 8,000 spindles, 168/268 twist, 168/368 weft
Brookhouse Mill Tottington SD 776137 53°37′10″N 2°20′24″W / 53.61934°N 2.34001°W / 53.61934; -2.34001 (Brookhouse Mill)
Notes: 1891-Bury Commercial Co, Limited, Brook House Mill; 467 looms
Brooksbottoms Mill (The Spinnings) Summerseat SD 794152 53°37′58″N 2°18′46″W / 53.63290°N 2.31290°W / 53.63290; -2.31290 (Brooksbottoms Mill)
Peel Mill - geograph.org.uk - 452836.jpg

Grade II Listed building No. 1356822 Kay Street

Notes: 1891-Joshua Hoyle and Sons Ltd, 61,560 spindles, 1,082 looms. Now an apartment block.
Burrs Mill SD 799126 53°36′34″N 2°18′19″W / 53.60955°N 2.30517°W / 53.60955; -2.30517 (Burrs Mill) 


Mills C-D[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
California Mill Lord Street, Bury SD 809107 53°35′33″N 2°17′24″W / 53.59251°N 2.28994°W / 53.59251; -2.28994 (California Mill)
Notes: Wilson and Ingham, 680 looms
Canal Mill Radcliffe SD 779074 53°33′46″N 2°20′06″W / 53.56273°N 2.33502°W / 53.56273; -2.33502 (Canal Mill)
Apex Mill (geograph 2203606).jpg Notes: 1891-Stand Lane Mill Co, (together with Allen Street), 390 looms
Chesham Mills Chesham, Bury SD 813118 53°36′09″N 2°17′02″W / 53.60241°N 2.28396°W / 53.60241; -2.28396 (Chesham Mills)
Notes: 1891- Bury and Heap Commercial Co, Ltd.,(together with Woodhill Mills, Elton), 57,586 spindles, 168/328 twist, 208/508 weft; 791 looms
Cobden Mill SD 792166 53°38′44″N 2°18′58″W / 53.64547°N 2.31602°W / 53.64547; -2.31602 (Cobden Mill) 
Commercial Mill SD 806115 53°35′59″N 2°17′40″W / 53.59969°N 2.29452°W / 53.59969; -2.29452 (Commercial Mill) 
Cross Mill Radcliffe SD 794078 53°33′59″N 2°18′45″W / 53.56639°N 2.31241°W / 53.56639; -2.31241 (Cross Mill)
Notes: 1891-Bowker Squire and Son, 252 looms
Crow Oaks Works SD 795064 53°33′14″N 2°18′39″W / 53.55381°N 2.31080°W / 53.55381; -2.31080 (Crow Oaks Works) 
Crown Mill SD 762150 53°37′51″N 2°21′41″W / 53.63096°N 2.36127°W / 53.63096; -2.36127 (Crown Mill) 
Crystal Mill SD 784068 53°33′26″N 2°19′39″W / 53.55736°N 2.32743°W / 53.55736; -2.32743 (Crystal Mill)  
Derby Street Mill SD 809109 53°35′40″N 2°17′24″W / 53.59431°N 2.28995°W / 53.59431; -2.28995 (Derby Street Mill) 
Dingle Vale Works SD 778069 53°33′30″N 2°20′11″W / 53.55823°N 2.33650°W / 53.55823; -2.33650 (Dingle Vale Works) 
Dumers Lane Mill SD 803083 53°34′15″N 2°17′56″W / 53.57091°N 2.29885°W / 53.57091; -2.29885 (Dumers Lane Mill)  


Mills E-F[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Egyptian Mills Elton, Bury SD 794102 53°35′17″N 2°18′45″W / 53.58796°N 2.31256°W / 53.58796; -2.31256 (Egyptian Mills)
Notes: 1891-Milnes Brothers and Hoyle,10,000 spindles, 561/628 twist; 334 looms
Elton Cop Works SD 791114 53°35′55″N 2°19′02″W / 53.59873°N 2.31718°W / 53.59873; -2.31718 (Elton Cop Works) 
Elton Fold Mills SD 792113 53°35′52″N 2°18′56″W / 53.59784°N 2.31566°W / 53.59784; -2.31566 (Elton Fold Mills) 
Elton Vale Works SD 787110 53°35′42″N 2°19′23″W / 53.59512°N 2.32319°W / 53.59512; -2.32319 (Elton Vale Works) 
Fern Grove Mills SD 822115 53°35′59″N 2°16′13″W / 53.59975°N 2.27034°W / 53.59975; -2.27034 (Fern Grove Mills) 
Fernhill Mill Fernhill, Bury,  SD 806115 53°35′59″N 2°17′40″W / 53.59969°N 2.29452°W / 53.59969; -2.29452 (Fernhill Mill)
Fernhill Mills Hornby St, Fernhill, Bury,  SD 807117 53°36′05″N 2°17′35″W / 53.60149°N 2.29302°W / 53.60149; -2.29302 (Fernhill Mills)
Fernhill Mills Hornby St, Fernhill, Bury,  SD 807116 53°36′02″N 2°17′35″W / 53.60059°N 2.29301°W / 53.60059; -2.29301 (Fernhill Mills)
Field Mill SD 794171 53°39′00″N 2°18′47″W / 53.64998°N 2.31302°W / 53.64998; -2.31302 (Field Mill) 
Fold Mill SD 757084 53°34′18″N 2°22′06″W / 53.57162°N 2.36832°W / 53.57162; -2.36832 (Fold Mill) 
Foundry Mill Radcliffe SD 781068 53°33′26″N 2°19′55″W / 53.55735°N 2.33196°W / 53.55735; -2.33196 (Foundry Mills)
Notes: 1891-John Bleakley, 60 looms
Fountain Street North Mill SD 713110 53°35′41″N 2°26′06″W / 53.59477°N 2.43500°W / 53.59477; -2.43500 (Fountain Street North Mill) 


Mills G-H-I-J[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Glen Mill Tottington SD 783122 53°36′21″N 2°19′46″W / 53.60589°N 2.32932°W / 53.60589; -2.32932 (Glen Mill)
Notes: 1891-Bury and Elton Commercial Co, Ltd (together with Soho Mill, Elton), 50,000 spindles, 161/36, ring twist, 201/468 weft; 500 looms
Gollinrod Mill Summerseat,  SD 800155 53°38′08″N 2°18′14″W / 53.63562°N 2.30384°W / 53.63562; -2.30384 (Gollinrod Mill)
Heap Bridge Mills SD 824106 53°35′30″N 2°16′02″W / 53.59166°N 2.26727°W / 53.59166; -2.26727 (Heap Bridge Mills)  
Higher Mills Free Town, Bury SD 812113 53°35′52″N 2°17′08″W / 53.59791°N 2.28544°W / 53.59791; -2.28544 (Higher Mills)
Notes: 1891-John Pilling and Co, 7,000 spindles ; 108/208 throstle twist
Hollin Vale Works (Bleachworks) SD 815085 53°34′22″N 2°16′51″W / 53.57276°N 2.28074°W / 53.57276; -2.28074 (Hollin Vale Works) 
Hollin Vale Works (Dyeworks) SD 814085 53°34′22″N 2°16′56″W / 53.57275°N 2.28225°W / 53.57275; -2.28225 (Hollin Vale Works) 
Holly Bank Mills Radcliffe SD 778073 53°33′43″N 2°20′12″W / 53.56183°N 2.33653°W / 53.56183; -2.33653 (Holly Bank Mills)
Notes: 1891-W. Allen and Sons, 700 looms
Holme Mill Ramsbottom SD 792163 53°38′34″N 2°18′58″W / 53.64278°N 2.31600°W / 53.64278; -2.31600 (Holme Mill)
Holme Mill - Cormar carpets - geograph.org.uk - 378252.jpg Notes:
Hope Mill Edenfield,  SD 801187 53°39′52″N 2°18′09″W / 53.66438°N 2.30254°W / 53.66438; -2.30254 (Hope Mill)
Hope Mill Radcliffe SD 778074 53°33′46″N 2°20′12″W / 53.56273°N 2.33653°W / 53.56273; -2.33653 (Hope Mill)
Notes: 1891-John C. Hamer, 350 looms,
Hope Works Holcombe,  SD 778162 53°38′31″N 2°20′14″W / 53.64182°N 2.33716°W / 53.64182; -2.33716 (Hope Works)
Hudcar Mills Free Town, Bury SD 812117 53°36′05″N 2°17′08″W / 53.60151°N 2.28546°W / 53.60151; -2.28546 (Hudcar Mills)
Notes: 1891-R. and S. Alcock, 14,672 mule and 1,964 ring spindles, 20' twist, 26' weft; 450 looms
Irwell Bridge Mills Bury,  SD 797111 53°35′46″N 2°18′29″W / 53.59606°N 2.30809°W / 53.59606; -2.30809 (Irwell Bridge Mills)
Irwell Bridge Mills Ramsbottom,  SD 794168 53°38′50″N 2°18′47″W / 53.64728°N 2.31300°W / 53.64728; -2.31300 (Irwell Bridge Mills)
Irwell Vale Works Radcliffe,  SD 789070 53°33′33″N 2°19′12″W / 53.55918°N 2.31990°W / 53.55918; -2.31990 (Irwell Vale Works)
Irwell Works Radcliffe,  SD 799085 53°34′22″N 2°18′18″W / 53.57270°N 2.30490°W / 53.57270; -2.30490 (Irwell Works)


Mills K-L[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Kenyon Street Mill Ramsbottom,  SD 793 172 53°39′03″N 2°18′52″W / 53.65087°N 2.31454°W / 53.65087; -2.31454 (Kenyon Street Mill)
Kenyons Mill Hawkshaw,  SD 762150 53°37′51″N 2°21′41″W / 53.63096°N 2.36127°W / 53.63096; -2.36127 (Kenyons Mill)
Kersal Vale Mill Prestwich,  SD 809018 53°30′45″N 2°17′22″W / 53.51251°N 2.28939°W / 53.51251; -2.28939 (Kersal Vale Mill)
Kilnecroft Mill SD 819076 53°33′53″N 2°16′29″W / 53.56468°N 2.27465°W / 53.56468; -2.27465 (Kilnecroft Mill)  
Kirklees works SD 784128 53°36′41″N 2°19′40″W / 53.61129°N 2.32785°W / 53.61129; -2.32785 (Kirklees works)  
Leemans Mill SD 783122 53°36′21″N 2°19′46″W / 53.60589°N 2.32932°W / 53.60589; -2.32932 (Leemans Mill)  
London Vale Works SD 809018 53°30′45″N 2°17′22″W / 53.51251°N 2.28939°W / 53.51251; -2.28939 (London Vale Works)  
Lower Croft Works SD 776110 53°35′42″N 2°20′23″W / 53.59507°N 2.33981°W / 53.59507; -2.33981 (Lower Croft Works)  
Lumn Mills Walmersley SD 810138 53°37′13″N 2°17′19″W / 53.62038°N 2.28862°W / 53.62038; -2.28862 (Lumn Mills)
Notes: 1891-E. D. Mimes and Brother


Mills M-N-O[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Meadow Mill SD 793167 53°38′47″N 2°18′52″W / 53.64638°N 2.31451°W / 53.64638; -2.31451 (Meadow Mill)  
Moorside Mill Ainsworth,  SD 767104 53°35′23″N 2°21′12″W / 53.58964°N 2.35337°W / 53.58964; -2.35337 (Moorside Mill)
Moorside Works Bury,  SD 811111 53°35′46″N 2°17′13″W / 53.59611°N 2.28694°W / 53.59611; -2.28694 (Moorside Works)
Moss Lane Works SD 811058 53°32′54″N 2°17′12″W / 53.54847°N 2.28662°W / 53.54847; -2.28662 (Moss Lane Works)  
Mossfield Mills Bury SD 819114 53°35′56″N 2°16′30″W / 53.59884°N 2.27487°W / 53.59884; -2.27487 (Mossfield Mills)
Notes: 1891-John and Samuel Hoyle, 3,110 spindles; 110 looms
Mount Pleasant Mill Walmersley SD 810151 53°37′55″N 2°17′19″W / 53.63206°N 2.28870°W / 53.63206; -2.28870 (Mount Pleasant Mill)
Notes: 1891-John Hall Limited, 250 looms
Mount Sion Works SD 767067 53°33′23″N 2°21′11″W / 53.55639°N 2.35309°W / 53.55639; -2.35309 (Mount Sion Works)  
New Road Mills SD 795064 53°33′14″N 2°18′39″W / 53.55381°N 2.31080°W / 53.55381; -2.31080 (New Road Mills)  
New Victoria Mills Wellington St, Bury SD 796105 53°35′26″N 2°18′34″W / 53.59066°N 2.30956°W / 53.59066; -2.30956 (New Victoria Mills)
Victoria Mill, Bury (geograph 3954806).jpg Notes: 1891-New Victoria Cotton Spinning and Manufacturing Co, Limited; 30,000 spindles; 520 looms
Nursery Mills Chapelfield, Whitefield SD 790061 53°33′04″N 2°19′06″W / 53.55109°N 2.31833°W / 53.55109; -2.31833 (Nursery Mills)
Notes: 1891-Bancroft and Co, 70 looms
Old Ground Mill SD 791167 53°38′47″N 2°19′03″W / 53.64637°N 2.31754°W / 53.64637; -2.31754 (Old Ground Mill)  
Olive Bank Mill SD 789120 53°36′15″N 2°19′13″W / 53.60412°N 2.32024°W / 53.60412; -2.32024 (Olive Bank Mill)  


Mills P-Q-R-S[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Paradise Mill John St, Bury 53°35′45″N 2°17′29″W / 53.5957°N 2.2913°W / 53.5957; -2.2913 ("Paradise Mill")
"W H Tracey" Paradise Mill, John Street, Bury BL9 0NH (geograph 1975266).jpg Notes:
Pilot Mill Alfred St, Bury  SD 53°35′06″N 2°17′06″W / 53.585°N 2.285°W / 53.585; -2.285 ("Pilot Mill")
Pilot Mill, Bury - geograph.org.uk - 427288.jpg Notes:
Stanley Mill Whitefield, Greater Manchester SD
Notes: 1891-W. T. Ashton and Son, Stanley Mill, about 300 looms

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Mills T-U-V[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Tottington Mill SD  

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Mills W-X-Y-Z[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Whitefield Mill Whitefield SD
Notes: 1891-Francis Mather, 232 looms
Whitefield New Mill Whitefield SD
Notes: 1891-W. H. Oldroyd and Co, 274 looms
Wood Street Mill James St, Bury 53°35′19″N 2°17′03″W / 53.5887°N 2.2841°W / 53.5887; -2.2841 (Wood Street)
Wood Street Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1751318.jpg Notes:

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References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ashmore, Owen (1982). The industrial archaeology of North-west England. Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-0820-4. 
  • Williams, Mike; Farnie (1992). Cotton Mills in Greater Manchester. Carnegie Publishing. ISBN 0-948789-89-1.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)

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