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    Default Hartford Cotton Mill, Oldham, Sep 2012 (My Take)


    Hartford Cotton Mill, Oldham, visited with sonyes.
    His report can be found here: https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=23757

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    Cotton spinning mill. 1907. By FW Dixon for the Hartford Mill
    (Oldham) Company Ltd. Extended 1920 and 1924.
    Probably cast-iron and steel-framed with concrete flooring,
    and brick walls with large areas of window.
    Steam powered with rope transmission.
    4 and 5 storeys accommodating to sloping site, 25 bays long
    and 12 bays wide. Corners of main building stressed with wider
    pilasters between the windows, otherwise ornamentation
    confined to tower which projects from NW corner and rises 2
    stages above main roofline, in heavy Baroque style with stone
    dressings, including chamfered cornice below lantern-like
    upper storey possibly missing former dome.
    Additional stair tower in centre of north elevation, with
    stone pedimented cornice. Wide windows to each bay, with
    panelled pilasters to upper storey only. Present loading bays
    in north east range.
    Single-storeyed extension to card room along south elevation.
    Power transmission at SW of main block, the engine house
    projecting and expressed as 5 window range and 3 storeys.
    Rope race in western elevation, which has triple central
    windows flanked by blind panels with pilasters at angles.
    Boiler house detached to west of mill, and chimney to south of
    engine house, with mill name and corbelled bands in white
    brick. There were 120,000 spindles and power was provided by
    a very impressive 1500 hp Urmson & Thompson engine

    Closed 1959 and used by Littlewoods as a mail order warehouse until 1992.




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    Great detailed report & photos.

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    Got some crackers in there _Nyx_ and thanks for the link :p

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    Crackin stuff that, ta for sharing it...
    YOU AINT SEEN ME... RIGHT!!

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