List of mills in Royton

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This list of mills in Royton, lists textile factories that have existed in Royton, Greater Manchester, England.

A–E[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Bee Wild & Collins Shaw Road SD 926 075 53°33′51″N 2°06′46″W / 53.5642311°N 2.1126685°W / 53.5642311; -2.1126685 ("Bee") 1901 Standing 63
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 102,216 Platts/ Engine - George Saxon 1500hp[1]
Beech Chapel Street  <1838 1917
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 55,000 Platts/Asa Lees.[1]
Belgian Blackshaw Lane  c.1862 1955
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 61,392 Platts/Asa lees. Engine - 1877 J. Musgrave & Sons 450hp[1]
Birchinlee Off Middleton Road,  SD 909 071 53°33′37″N 2°08′22″W / 53.5603272°N 2.1394843°W / 53.5603272; -2.1394843 ("Birchinlee")[2] <1845
Delta Stotts & Sons Crompton Street SD 918 073 53°33′43″N 2°07′27″W / 53.562054°N 2.1242314°W / 53.562054; -2.1242314 ("Delta") 1902 Standing 77
Delta Mill, Royton (geograph 2125153).jpg Notes: Spindleage - 1954: 124,996 Mule, 9,120 Ring, Platts. Engine - J & E Wood 1500hp. The mill was extended in 1913. From 1950 to 1979 it was occupied by Cotton & Rayon Spinners Ltd. In 1981 three of the six floors were removed.[3] In 1984 it became occupied by Money Controls Ltd who in 2009 submitted a planning application for its demolition and replacement with residential housing which was approved. [4][5] In 2010 Money Controls were absorbed into Crane Payment Innovations who still occupy the mill.[6][7]
Dogford Low Crompton Road  c.1795 1861-1871
Notes: Engine - Water power, 20hp steam[8]
Downey Mill Street [8] <1838 <1939
Elk A. Turner & Son Broadway SD 911 068 53°33′31″N 2°08′11″W / 53.5584883°N 2.1362527°W / 53.5584883; -2.1362527 ("Elk") 1927 1999 71
Elk Mill.jpg Notes: 1927:107,240 Mule, Platts/Asa Lees. Engine - Parsons Steam Turbine, 2600hp. Elk Mill, on the Chadderton-Royton boundary, in Greater Manchester, England. The last mill to be built in Lancashire during the recession of 1926 and driven by a Parsons steam turbine that drove the mill by ropes and the neighbouring Shiloh Mills by electricity. It used cotton mules until 1974. Scrapped in 1983. Closed in 1998. Demolished in 1999. Part of Central Retail Park (also known as Elk Mill Retail Park) is built where it stood.[8]
Elly Clough Holden Fold Lane  <1817 1930s
Notes: Engine - Water power, 10hp steam[9]


F–J[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Fields / Lees Hall Holden Fold Lane  <1817 c.1950
Notes: Engine - 7hp Steam Engine[10]
Fir A.Turner Highbarn Street SD 923 079 53°34′03″N 2°07′03″W / 53.5675561°N 2.1175578°W / 53.5675561; -2.1175578 ("Fir") 1906 Standing 53
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 107,184 Platts. Engine - Scott & Hodgson 1600hp. Known since its closure as a cotton mill as Vernon Works[10]
Grape T.W. Jenkins Crompton Street SD 917 073 53°33′43″N 2°07′37″W / 53.561821°N 2.1269996°W / 53.561821; -2.1269996 ("Grape") 1906 Standing 57
Grape Mill, Royton - geograph.org.uk - 618070.jpg Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 126,324 Platts/ Engine - J. Musgrave & Sons horizontal cross compound of 1600 hp. Built by the Grape Mill Co Ltd. [11]
Gravel Hole Springfield Lane 53°34′55″N 2°07′49″W / 53.581905°N 2.130359°W / 53.581905; -2.130359 ("Gravel Hole") c.1870 >1959
Notes: Spindleage - 1954: 90 Looms.[11]
Hall Street / Top of the Fold Fleet Street  1776-8 c.1900
Notes: Spindleage - 1889: 55,650 Mule.[12]
Holden Fold / Strange Holden Fold Lane SD 914 068, 53°33′29″N 2°07′51″W / 53.558121°N 2.1308892°W / 53.558121; -2.1308892 ("Holden Fold") 1832 Standing 159
Notes: Spindleage - 1889: 10,000 346 Looms Platt/Asa Lees/ Engine - 12 hp[13]
Holly Wild, Collins & Wild Flake Lane  1890 1957 67
Notes: Spindleage - 1890: 72,660 : 1905-142,664 Platts/ Engine - Pollit & Wigzell 1400hp[14]
Industry E.Potts Industry Street  1875 1930s 52
Notes: Spindleage - 1887: 77,412/ Engine - Benjamin Goodfellow 850hp[15]


K–O[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
King Wild, Collins & Wild Crompton Street (now Shaw Road) 53°33′56″N 2°06′50″W / 53.5654389°N 2.113849°W / 53.5654389; -2.113849 ("King") 1897 1982 62
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 75,036 Mule, 277,504 Ring, Platts. Engine - G Saxon, 1500hp[16]
Lion Wild, Collins & Wild Fitton Street SD 927 076 53°33′54″N 2°06′40″W / 53.5648858°N 2.111055°W / 53.5648858; -2.111055 ("Lion") 1890 Standing 77
Lion Mill, Fitton Street, Royton (geograph 2110932).jpg

Grade II Listed building No. 1376630

Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 109.680 Platts. Engine - Pollit & Wigzell, 2000hp. 5 storey, cast-iron and steel-framed,fireproof brick-arched construction with brick cladding. 23x10 bays with narrow stilted arched windows. Main sprinkler and stair tower projects from NE elevation. The Italianate detailed tower rises 2 storeys above the roof line.[17]
Luzley Brook / Albion Crompton Street (now Shaw Road)  <1776 1891
Notes: Water mill[18]
Monarch F.W. Dixon Jones Street SD 919 068 1903 2005 69
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 132,744 Platts/Howard & Bullough/ Engine - George Saxon 1700hp[19]
Moss / Lamb / Rhos 1886 - Stotts & Sons Higginshaw Lane 53°33′35″N 2°06′11″W / 53.5596543°N 2.1030607°W / 53.5596543; -2.1030607 ("Moss / Lamb / Rhos") 1862 1975 113
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 24,563 Mule 10,864 Ring/ Engine - 1898 Scott & Hodgson 600hp[20]
Norman P.S. Stott Boundary Street  1887 >1931 44
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 50,456/ Engine - 1889 Buckley & Taylor[21]


P–T[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Park and Sandy No.1 Sandy Lane  c.1850/1875 1960s
Notes: Spindleage - 1889: 35,178 Platts/ Engine - 1881 - Timothy Bates & Co[22]
Park and Sandy No.2 A.Turner Schofield Street SD 919 083 53°34′14″N 2°07′27″W / 53.5706933°N 2.1242074°W / 53.5706933; -2.1242074 ("Royton Lane") 1913 2005 64
Sandy Mill Royton - geograph.org.uk - 73461.jpg Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 100,000 Asa Lees. Engine - Yates & Thorn 1600hp[22]
Park Lane / Vinegar Park Lane [22] c.1844
Park No.1 / Highfield E.Potts Bleasdale Street SD 919 081 53°34′12″N 2°07′23″W / 53.5699171°N 2.122987°W / 53.5699171; -2.122987 ("Park No.1") 1876 1989 86
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 250,000 Platts/Asa Lees. Engine - J Musgrave & Sons 2200hp[23]
Park No.2 A.Turner Bleasdale Street SD 921 082 53°34′13″N 2°07′18″W / 53.570251°N 2.1217233°W / 53.570251; -2.1217233 ("Park No.2") 1912 2004 92
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 100,000. Engine - Yates & Thorn 1600hp. During demolition, the mill's chimney was felled by Bolton steeplejack Fred Dibnah, his last before his death.[24][23]
Parkside no.1 Edge Lane Street 53°33′56″N 2°07′02″W / 53.5654662°N 2.1172925°W / 53.5654662; -2.1172925 ("Parkside No.1") 1872 1930s 56
Notes: Spindleage - 1889: 48,762 Platts . 1915: 143,232 Platts Asa/Lees. Engine - 1876: George Saxon 1750hp[22]
Parkside No. 2 Stotts & Sons Edge Lane Street 53°33′56″N 2°07′02″W / 53.5654662°N 2.1172925°W / 53.5654662; -2.1172925 ("Parkside No.1") 1891 1983 90
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 143,232 Platts Asa/lees. Engine - 1915: Pollit & Wigzell , 1250hp / 1891 Timoth Bates & Co[22]
Roy P.S. Stott Rochdale Road 53°34′30″N 2°07′41″W / 53.574943°N 2.1281264°W / 53.574943; -2.1281264 ("Roy") 1906 1984 75
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 140,000 Platts/ Engine - 1915: Buckley & Taylor 1800hp[25]
Royton Mill Lane [26] <1891 c.1900
Royton Lane / Lane End Royton Lane (Now Middleton Road) SD 916 074 53°33′46″N 2°07′41″W / 53.5627998°N 2.128164°W / 53.5627998; -2.128164 ("Royton Lane") <1817 Standing
Notes: Spindleage - 1923: 120 Looms/ Engine - 1832: 20 hp steam engine. Replaced with a Blackstone Oil Engine. Mill also known as Haggate, Holden's, Wheatfield and currently Charlton House[26]
Royton Ring P.S. Stott Industry Street (Now St. Phillips Drive) 53°33′17″N 2°07′09″W / 53.5546°N 2.1191°W / 53.5546; -2.1191 ("Royton Ring Mill") 1908 1992 58
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 64,176 Ring, 6,400 Doubling/ Engine - 1915: Urmson & Thompson 1700hp[26]
Royton Spinning No.1 J. Wild High Barn Street  1872 1961 86
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 68,196 Platts/ Engine - 1872: Woolstenhumes & Rye. 1902: J. Musgrave & Sons[26]
Royton Spinning No.2 J. Mawson High Barn Street  1883 1961 75
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 68,196 Platts/ Engine - J & W McNaught[26]
Sandy Lane Sandy Lane [27] <1832
Seville's Sandy Lane  <1850
Notes: Replaced by Park and Sandy No. 1 Mill[22]
Shiloh Holden Fold Lane 53°33′35″N 2°08′10″W / 53.5596736°N 2.1361575°W / 53.5596736; -2.1361575 ("Shiloh") 1789 1870 81
Notes: Burnt down.[28]
Shiloh No.1 J. Wild Holden Fold Lane 53°33′35″N 2°08′10″W / 53.5596736°N 2.1361575°W / 53.5596736; -2.1361575 ("Shiloh No.1") 1876 1957 77
Notes: Spindleage - 26,460 Patts/Asa Lees. Engine - George Saxon[29]
Shiloh No.1A Holden Fold Lane 53°33′35″N 2°08′10″W / 53.5596736°N 2.1361575°W / 53.5596736; -2.1361575 ("Shiloh No.1A") 1888 1957 65
Notes: Spindleage - 9144 Patts/Asa Lees. [29]
Shiloh No.2 Wild, Collins & Wild Holden Fold Lane 53°33′35″N 2°08′10″W / 53.5596736°N 2.1361575°W / 53.5596736; -2.1361575 ("Shiloh No.2") 1899-1901 1976
Notes: Spindleage - 74,748 Patts/Asa Lees. Engine - Wood Brothers[29]
Spaw / Spa / Owler 1866 Extn: J. Wild Mill Lane  <1838 >1959
Notes: Engine - 1908: Pollit & Wigzell[30]
Springfield Moss Lane 53°33′40″N 2°06′08″W / 53.5611948°N 2.1022664°W / 53.5611948; -2.1022664 ("Springfield") 1869 1962 85
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 74,000 Mule, Platts/Asa Lees. Engine - 1901: J Musgrave & Sons 1000hp. Burnt down.[30]
Springhill Middleton Road  c.1830 1930
Notes: Spindleage - 1889: 40,000 527 Looms.[31]
Star J.Wild Edge Lane Street 53°33′57″N 2°06′59″W / 53.5657085°N 2.1164354°W / 53.5657085; -2.1164354 ("Star") 1874 1929 55
Notes: Spindleage - 1915 106,632 Platts. Engine - 1885: George Saxon, 700hp 1915: George Saxon, 750hp[31]
Thornham No.1 J. Wild Oozewood Road SD 914 086 1874 1962 88
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 85,560 Mule, Platts/Asa Lees. Engine - J. & W. McNaught 618hp[32]
Thornham No.2 J. Mawson Oozewood Road 53°34′25″N 2°07′49″W / 53.5735818°N 2.1301546°W / 53.5735818; -2.1301546 ("Thornham No.2") 1885 Standing 134
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 85,560 Mule, Platts/Asa Lees. Engine - Woolstenhulmes & Rye 500hp[32]
Thorp Thorp Clough 53°33′58″N 2°08′09″W / 53.5660°N 2.1358°W / 53.5660; -2.1358 ("Thorp") [32] 1764 >1792 24
Travis Holden Fold Lane 53°33′35″N 2°08′10″W / 53.5596736°N 2.1361575°W / 53.5596736; -2.1361575 ("Shiloh No.2") <1838 1897
Notes: Spindleage - 1889:140 Looms. Replaced with Shiloh No.2 Mill[32]
Turf Lane Turf Lane 53°33′45″N 2°06′28″W / 53.5623856°N 2.10788°W / 53.5623856; -2.10788 ("Turf Lane") 1874 1960s 56
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 115,888 mule, 14,348 Ring, Platts. Engine - 1884: Buckley & Taylor, 1898: J. & E. Wood 900hp[33]


U–Z[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Union Union Street  <1827 >1896
Notes: Spindleage - 1889: 24,000 and 600 Looms.[33]
Vine Wild, Collins & Wild Middleton Road 53°33′46″N 2°07′39″W / 53.5628°N 2.1274°W / 53.5628; -2.1274 ("Vine Mill") 1897 Standing 122
Vine Mill, Royton (geograph 2124472).jpg Notes: Built Royton Textile Corporation Ltd. Spindleage - 1915: 97,680, Platts. Engine - George Saxon, 1800hp. [34]
Woodstock New Mill Wild & Collins Meek Street  1884 50
Notes: Spindleage - 1915: 93,804 Platts/Asa Lees. Engine - J. Musgrave & Sons 200hp[35]
Woodstock Old Mill Meek Street [35] 1873 1939 61


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