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Old 01-04-2008, 20:41   #1
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Stanhill ring spinning mill

has anyone any good information on this ie pictures etc i have seen the ones on here but wondered if anyone had any tucked away anywhere. Always been interested in it as i remember it vaguely as a kid.Can anyone tell me anything.Was it steam powered ?? what happened to the engine if it was ??
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:29   #2
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Hi Ossypete .. just got this from the Chairman of the company I have just retired from .. not answering all your queries, but hope it is useful.

(Have had to type it out sorry .. couldn't just 'slice' the bit out I wanted LOL)

'Stanhill Ring Spinning Mill

Built 1907 by the Stanhill Ring Spinning Co., a local public company promoted by A.S. Bury, John Barlow, William Moulding and others.

72,000 Howard and Bullough ring spindles producing 16/62s American yarns in 1920. 500 operatives. The mill was powered by a 1860 hp high and low pressure horizontal cross compound engine, self condensing by Yates & Thom, 48 rope drive, and four Lancashire boilers by the same maker.

By the 1930's 87,000 ring spindles were operating at the mill. Following the Second World war, the mill was taken over by English Sewing Cotton Limited, a company which subsequently became English Calico and finally part of the Tootal Group. The factory was extensively re-equipped in the mid-1950's.

Closure was announced during early 1980 and, at the time of writing (June 1980), the mill has just ceased production.

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Large four storey machine brick spinning mill with stone string course pilasters, decorative motifs and semi-circular pediments above window openings. Centre projection on north face is inscribed 'Stanhill Ring Spinning Co'. Latrine turrets at east and west gables. Large two storey engine house with adjoining yard. Single storey office with elaborate stone pediment over former main door, window surround has date of 1907. A range of one storey loading bays, etc., flank the north face of the mill. The settlement of terraced houses in Percy, Tower and Newton Streets developed following the erection of the mill. Spread Eagle Street predates the factory. '

I used to love going in Stanhill and other spinning mills ..the floor was just like a ballroom.
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Old 07-04-2008, 13:39   #3
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Is Spread Eagle Street still standing. My parents respective families lived at 5 and 7 Spreadeagle Street in 1921 - the names were Dean and Davies. Is the Mill still there and is there by any chance a pub called The Spread Eagle? I have never been to Oswaldtwistle but plan to visit this year!!! Better late than never ......... Is the Church of St. Oswalds still there?
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Old 12-04-2008, 20:30   #4
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Spread Eagle St was still there last time I drove through West End but I believe the mill has gone. There once was a pub called the Spread Eagle but it was gone long before I was born in 1943.
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Old 12-04-2008, 23:02   #5
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the old stanhill ring mill still stands, its now a leather suite supplier, we just recently visited n bought one. top quality gear also.
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the old stanhill ring mill still stands, its now a leather suite supplier, we just recently visited n bought one. top quality gear also.

That's puzzling as the chimney wasn't there last time I passed and Google Earth shows 3 streets, one of them called Fountains Way, right where the mill used to be.
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Old 13-04-2008, 22:29   #7
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That's puzzling as the chimney wasn't there last time I passed and Google Earth shows 3 streets, one of them called Fountains Way, right where the mill used to be.
Probably pulled a big part of it down but will find out for sure, my sister lives just further up Blackburn Road.
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Old 13-04-2008, 22:40   #8
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Probably pulled a big part of it down but will find out for sure, my sister lives just further up Blackburn Road.
Do you think Cashy is confused with B.M. Furniture which is domiciled in Vine Mill ?

Stanhill Mill was demolished. (or could be just part Bernie ? .. )
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Old 13-04-2008, 22:42   #9
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Do you think Cashy is confused with B.M. Furniture which is domiciled in Vine Mill ?

Stanhill Mill was demolished. (or could be just part Bernie ? .. )
cashy is not confused was in the damn thing with paris 3 times before we purchased, so it aint all gone.
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Do you think Cashy is confused with B.M. Furniture which is domiciled in Vine Mill ?

Stanhill Mill was demolished. (or could be just part Bernie ? .. )
I thought it had gone but as I'm not sure thought I would find out.
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Old 13-04-2008, 22:55   #11
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I'm, confused now , I allways thought Stanhill mill was the big red brick building at west end in Ossy up Spread Eagle st. and Percy st. area, which was the Vine mill? names familar but can't place it
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I'm, confused now , I allways thought Stanhill mill was the big red brick building at west end in Ossy up Spread Eagle st. and Percy st. area, which was the Vine mill? names familar but can't place it
Vines way up Union Rd john, sells crap suites.
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Vines way up Union Rd john, sells crap suites.
is that the one "up back o johns" on way to Cocker Chemicals ?
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Old 13-04-2008, 23:08   #14
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You could be correct Cashy and that they did leave a small part of it standing. Must admit that I have not been up those streets for a long time, just that this threw me a little and Google Earth too :-

'However, it is clear that Henry Holt made several visits to some big demolition sites photographing them and adding numerous bricks to his collection in the process. Stanhill Ring Mill at Oswaldtwistle, Mill Lane Spinning Co. at Leigh, and Broadfield School at Rochdale are just three examples of a substantial number of demolitions which Henry recorded at some length. '

Some guy that collects bricks.
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is that the one "up back o johns" on way to Cocker Chemicals ?
its up past the Black Dog on down the dip n off to yer left.
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