Friday 19 October 2012

Heritage at Risk 2012 - Crimble Mill

The English Heritage people have issued the Heritage at Risk Register 2012 so off for a mooch, not so much Urbex but more of a nosey to see how the "ratings"stand up.

Crimble Mill, Heywood, just round the corner from me and one of the many rotting satanic mills of the North West of England.

Grade II listed and built in 1886 by James Kenyon and Son Limited, the main mill has been empty since 2003 after the closing of Roe Acre Dying Company who operated from the main mill building.

Parts of the mill estate are still in use and Crimble Mill has a condition listed as "poor".

Crimble Mill






With a high level of security in place and part of the site still being used the mill hadn't fallen into the hands of the vandals, however the oldest part of the mill was open to the elements with broken windows. I'm not sure when English Heritage had last visited Crimble Mill, but from English Heritage's  photo the condition of the mill looked like it had gone into free fall.


Looks like I have a big long list of places to visit and I will be slowly picking my way thru it, mostly visiting places on my doorstep.


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