List of mills in Salford

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This is a list of the cotton and other textile mills in Salford, Greater Manchester, England.

The mills[edit]

Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
(Years)
Acme Mill  Pendlebury SD78501653°30′40″N 2°19′34″W / 53.511°N 2.326°W / 53.511; -2.326 ("Acme Mills ") 1905 111
Notes: 1905-First Lancashire mill driven solely by electricity.
1930- Subject of L S Lowry painting "Coming from the Mill"
Agecroft Works  Langley Road, Pendlebury SD807012 53°30′25″N 2°17′31″W / 53.507°N 2.292°W / 53.507; -2.292 ("Agecroft Works ")
Albert Mill  Pendleton SD808003 53°29′56″N 2°17′28″W / 53.499°N 2.291°W / 53.499; -2.291 ("Albert Mill ")
Notes: Armitage and Co, 810 looms
Albion Mill  Pendlebury SD785016 53°30′40″N 2°19′34″W / 53.511°N 2.326°W / 53.511; -2.326 ("Albion Mill ")
Bank Mill  Lissadel Street, Pendleton SJ815997 53°29′38″N 2°16′48″W / 53.494°N 2.280°W / 53.494; -2.280 ("Bank Mill ")
Notes: 1891-John Johnson and Sons, 304 looms
Bedingate Mill  Leigh Street, Salford SJ76298453°28′55″N 2°21′36″W / 53.482°N 2.360°W / 53.482; -2.360 ("Beddingate Mill ")
Bridge Mill  Holland Street, Pendleton SD810001 53°29′49″N 2°17′17″W / 53.497°N 2.288°W / 53.497; -2.288 ("Bridge Mill ")
Notes: 1891-Thomas Livesey, 612 looms
Bridgewater Mill  Atkin Street, Walkden SD739029 53°31′19″N 2°23′42″W / 53.522°N 2.395°W / 53.522; -2.395 ("Bridgewater Mill ") 1879 137
Notes: 1891-John Booth and Co, 112 looms
Bridgewater Mill Pendlebury 
Notes: 1891-Ermen and Co, 41,000 spindles
Bridgewater Mill Legh Street, Eccles  53°28′54″N 2°21′35″W / 53.4816°N 2.3598°W / 53.4816; -2.3598 ("Bridgewater Mill ")
Bridgewater Mill, Eccles (1).JPG Notes:
Clegg's Lane Mill  SD720043 53°32′06″N 2°25′26″W / 53.535°N 2.424°W / 53.535; -2.424 ("Clegg's Lane Mill ")
Clough Works  SJ830994 53°29′28″N 2°15′29″W / 53.491°N 2.258°W / 53.491; -2.258 ("Clough Works ")
Deans Mill  Swinton SD771015 53°30′36″N 2°20′49″W / 53.510°N 2.347°W / 53.510; -2.347 ("Deans Mill ")
Notes: 1891-Simpson and Godlee, 440 looms
Eccles Spinning and Manufacturing Co Potts, Son and Hennings  Canalside, Winton SJ 762 990 53°29′13″N 2°21′40″W / 53.4869°N 2.361°W / 53.4869; -2.361 ("Eccles Spinning and Manufacturing Co ") 1906
Mill eccles greater manchester.jpg Notes: Built 1906
Great Universal Stores
2013- Demolished
Engine: 1500hp vertical triple expansion engine by George Saxon & Co
Egerton Mill  Ordsall Lane, Salford
Notes: 1891-Richard Howarth and Co
Egerton Works  SJ 762 985 53°28′59″N 2°21′36″W / 53.483°N 2.360°W / 53.483; -2.360 ("Egerton Works ")
Notes: 1891-William Crippin, 275 looms
Glazebury Mill  SJ 764 982 53°28′48″N 2°21′25″W / 53.480°N 2.357°W / 53.480; -2.357 ("Glazebury Mill ")
Granville Mill Bolton Road, Walkden SD 735 036 53°31′41″N 2°24′04″W / 53.528°N 2.401°W / 53.528; -2.401 ("Granville Mill ") 1861 155
Notes: Whittaker
1879-John Faulkner
1891- John Faulkner, 4000 spindles
1985-Closed
Grecian Mill  SD 736 046 53°32′13″N 2°24′00″W / 53.537°N 2.400°W / 53.537; -2.400 ("Grecian Mill ")
Hope Mill aka Lane's Mill Sandwich Street, Walkden SD 739 028 53°31′16″N 2°23′42″W / 53.521°N 2.395°W / 53.521; -2.395 ("Hope Mill ") 1879 137
Notes: Edwin Lane
1891-E. Lane and Sons, 60 looms
Hope Mill  SD 779 018 53°30′43″N 2°20′06″W / 53.512°N 2.335°W / 53.512; -2.335 ("Hope Mill ")
Irwell Bleach Works  Douglas Green, Pendleton SD 815 004 53°30′00″N 2°16′48″W / 53.500°N 2.280°W / 53.500; -2.280 ("Irwell Works ")
Islington Mill,  James Steet, Salford SJ 826 984 53°28′55″N 2°15′50″W / 53.482°N 2.264°W / 53.482; -2.264 ("Islington Mill, ")
King Street Mill  SJ 835 989 53°29′13″N 2°15′00″W / 53.487°N 2.250°W / 53.487; -2.250 ("King Street Mill ")
Kingston Mills Cobden Street, Pendleton 53°29′42″N 2°17′13″W / 53.4950°N 2.2870°W / 53.4950; -2.2870 ("King Street Mill ")
Old mill building, Salford (geograph 3381749).jpg Notes: 1891-Turner Wright and Son (together with Trafford Mill), 72,000 spindles
Lakefield Mills  SD 720 043 53°32′06″N 2°25′26″W / 53.535°N 2.424°W / 53.535; -2.424 ("Lakefield Mills ")
Lakefield Mills  SD 736 045 53°32′10″N 2°24′00″W / 53.536°N 2.400°W / 53.536; -2.400 ("Lakefield Mills ")
Linnyshaw Mill  Manchester Road, Linnyshaw, Walkden SD 747 031 53°31′26″N 2°22′59″W / 53.524°N 2.383°W / 53.524; -2.383 ("Linnyshaw Mill ") 1874 in use
Linnyshaw Mill.JPG Notes: 1891- E. Bothwell, 300 looms
2016- Multiple use
London Place Works  SD807 012 53°30′25″N 2°17′31″W / 53.507°N 2.292°W / 53.507; -2.292 ("London Place Works ")
Monton Mill  SJ 736 994 53°29′28″N 2°23′56″W / 53.491°N 2.399°W / 53.491; -2.399 ("Monton Mill ") 1906 Demolished
Monton Mill, Eccles 0006.png Notes: 1930-Lancashire Cotton Corporation
1964-Courtaulds
Moorside Road Mill  Swinton SD769 022 53°30′58″N 2°21′00″W / 53.516°N 2.350°W / 53.516; -2.350 ("Moorside Road Mill ")
Notes: 1891-Holdsworth and Gibb, Limited, 26,000 throstle spindles; 322 looms
Moss House Works  SJ823 992 53°29′20″N 2°16′05″W / 53.489°N 2.268°W / 53.489; -2.268 ("Moss House Works ")
Moss Side Mills  SD778 028 53°31′16″N 2°20′10″W / 53.521°N 2.336°W / 53.521; -2.336 ("Moss Side Mills ")
Mossley Mill  Pendleton SJ 814 996 53°29′35″N 2°16′55″W / 53.493°N 2.282°W / 53.493; -2.282 ("Mossley Mill ")
Notes: 1891-Sewell and Hulton, 600 looms
Nassau Mills  Cawdor Street, Patricroft SJ 765 983 53°28′52″N 2°21′22″W / 53.481°N 2.356°W / 53.481; -2.356 ("Nassau Mills ")
Notes: 1891-Ermen and Roby
Newtown Mill  Newtown, Pendlebury SD778 024 53°31′05″N 2°20′10″W / 53.518°N 2.336°W / 53.518; -2.336 ("Newtown Mill ") 1883 in use
Lowry Mill (geograph 4347046).jpg Notes: 1891-John Knowles and Sons, 70,000 spindles
c.1928-Featured in L S Lowry painting "Newton Mill and Bowling Club"
1930-Lancashire Cotton Corporation
1964-Dorma Group (Coats Viyella)
2016-Vanguard Holdings, office accommodation (renamed Lowry Mill)
Overbridge Mills  SJ834 995 53°29′31″N 2°15′07″W / 53.492°N 2.252°W / 53.492; -2.252 ("Overbridge Mills ")
Park Mill Brackley Street, Walkden SD 734 036 53°31′41″N 2°24′11″W / 53.528°N 2.403°W / 53.528; -2.403 ("Park Mill ") 1865 151
Notes: 1865-Farnworth Cotton Spinning and Manufacturing Co
1891-42,900 spindles
1932-Boiler explosion. Closed
1935-Burtons the Tailors
Parkhouse Works  Langley Road South, Pendleton SD807 008 53°30′14″N 2°17′31″W / 53.504°N 2.292°W / 53.504; -2.292 ("Parkhouse Works ")
Pendleton New Mills  Broughton Road, Pendleton SJ813 998 53°29′42″N 2°16′59″W / 53.495°N 2.283°W / 53.495; -2.283 ("Pendleton New Mills ")
Notes: 1891-Sir Elkanah Armitage and Sons, Limited,(together with Victoria Mill, Patricroft), 80,000 spindles, 2000 looms
Primrose Mill Campbell Street, Walkden SD 735 034 53°31′37″N 2°24′04″W / 53.527°N 2.401°W / 53.527; -2.401 ("Primrose Mill ") 1869 147
Notes: 1869-Andrew Rothwell
1874-Dacca Twist Co (John Ryland)
1888-Rothwell Bros
1891-W. A. Rothwell, 180 looms
Riverside Works  SD810 007 53°30′11″N 2°17′17″W / 53.503°N 2.288°W / 53.503; -2.288 ("Riverside Works ")
Salford Twist Mill  SJ834 985 53°28′59″N 2°15′07″W / 53.483°N 2.252°W / 53.483; -2.252 ("Salford Twist Mill ")
Salford works  SJ 832 992 53°29′20″N 2°15′18″W / 53.489°N 2.255°W / 53.489; -2.255 ("Salford works ")
Springfield Mills  SJ 834 995 53°29′31″N 2°15′07″W / 53.492°N 2.252°W / 53.492; -2.252 ("Springfield Mills ")
Togo Mill  Patricroft SJ 765 600 53°28′40″N 2°21′12″W / 53.477845°N 2.353230°W / 53.477845; -2.353230 ("Togo Mill ")
Trafford Mill  Orchard Street, Pendleton SJ 811 999 53°29′42″N 2°17′10″W / 53.495°N 2.286°W / 53.495; -2.286 ("Trafford Mill ")
Notes: 1891-Turner Wright and Son (together with Kingston Mills), 72,000 spindles
Victoria Lane Mill  SD 767 016 53°30′40″N 2°21′11″W / 53.511°N 2.353°W / 53.511; -2.353 ("Victoria Lane Mill ")
Victoria Mills  SJ 834 995 53°29′31″N 2°15′07″W / 53.492°N 2.252°W / 53.492; -2.252 ("Victoria Mills ")
Victoria Mills  St Luke's Road, Salford SJ 798 986 53°29′02″N 2°18′22″W / 53.484°N 2.306°W / 53.484; -2.306 ("Victoria Mills ")
Victoria Mills  Patricroft SJ 764 982 53°28′48″N 2°21′25″W / 53.480°N 2.357°W / 53.480; -2.357 ("Victoria Mills ")
Notes: 1891-Sir Elkanah Armitage and Sons, Limited,(together with Pendleton Mill), 80,000 spindles, 2000 looms
Walkden Mill Bolton Road, Walkden   1862 1966 104
Notes: 1891- H. and C. Cooke, 212 looms; William Walker, 104 looms and T. Wallwork and Son, 64 looms
1907-New Mill built with 86,000 spindles
1925-Combined Egyptian Mills Ltd
1959-Closed
2016-Site of Tesco Supermarket
Walker's Silk Mill  SJ 825 983 53°28′52″N 2°15′54″W / 53.481°N 2.265°W / 53.481; -2.265 ("Walker's Silk Mill ")
Wardley Mill Manchester Road, Walkden SD 749 031 53°31′26″N 2°22′48″W / 53.524°N 2.380°W / 53.524; -2.380 ("Wardley Mill ") 1878 138
Notes: 1891-Burgess Ledward, 550 looms
Waverley Mills  Cottenham Lane, Salford SJ 833 994 53°29′28″N 2°15′11″W / 53.491°N 2.253°W / 53.491; -2.253 ("Waverley Mills ")
Notes: 1891-Joseph Phythian
Willow Bank Works  Pendleton SD 810 007 53°30′11″N 2°17′17″W / 53.503°N 2.288°W / 53.503; -2.288 ("Willow Bank Works ")
Notes: 1891- Henry Entwisle and Sons, 200 looms

Sources: * Williams & Farnie 1992, p. 196 * Graces Guide for 1891


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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. 

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