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    Default Langwith Mill, Derbys./Notts border - May 08


    Visited this place with Smileysal a few weeks back and was really impressed with the olde worlde atmosphere of the place. Dating from 1786 it started out life as a cotton spinning mill until around the 1850s then around the mid 1880s it was converted to a corn mill, which it continued to operate as until at least the second world war.

    Sal's dad actually worked in here post WW2 and tells a rather nasty tale of bags of flour covered in red weevils that he had to shift from the mill to a storage depot nearby. If you like your mills made of wood and stone, this place is great, the floors are barely holding on, the stairs are giving up the ghost but it's still nice to wander round and find somewhere like this with some of the original workings (from the flour mill era) in place.

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    Quality work as always mate

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    Bit of an update on this place. It seems that a property developer has expressed an interest in buying it, and converting to several high class apartments. I don't know how much truth there is in this (I heard it from a mate who works in the pub round the corner) but if anyone is interested in visiting then it might be better sooner rather than later.

    I last went in August last year. My pics were posted over on 28DL so I won't repost them here, but if anyones interested in seeing them, here's a link to my site. Langwith Mill

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    Really interesting place. Great pics.
    Last edited by melbel; 6th Jun 08 at 07:36.

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    really atmospheric place there mate...looks like a gem of a find.

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    Nice looking place, those steps are great Really like the shot of the door to (pic 3):)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashless View Post
    Quality work as always mate
    Coudnt have put it better myself:)a real timewarp hidden away there
    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThenewMendoza View Post
    If you like your mills made of wood and stone, this place is great...
    Yup, that's my favourite kind of explore! Fabulous old place and great pics as always. :)
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