NorthWest Exploration Forum  
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Go Back   NorthWest Exploration Forum > Site Reports > Industrial & Commercial
Reload this Page ARCHIVE - Griffe Mill, Stanbury, nr Haworth 29-08-2008
Industrial & Commercial Mills, Foundries, Factories, Warehouses, Docks etc.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
ARCHIVE - Griffe Mill, Stanbury, nr Haworth 29-08-2008
andym's Avatar
andym is Offline
Posts: 429
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chorley
Default ARCHIVE - Griffe Mill, Stanbury, nr Haworth 29-08-2008 - 31-08-2008, 21:02

I first spotted this place earlier in the year when I was driving back from Ivy Bank Mill in Haworth. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of a chimney, way down the bottom of the valley. Having nowhere to stop as it was a narrow road, I thought Id look for a road at the bottom of a steep valley, but there wasnt one, just a stream.

Anyway, later on I checked out Google earth and found what looked like a ruin, so I added it to my do later in the year list. Well its now later in the year, so I though Id better have a look! As predicted, it is indeed a ruin, but also strangely intact. I'd have got more internal photos, but for the fact it sounds like the mother of all wasps nests inside somewhere - I didn't hand around long enough to look for it!

History the mill was built in the early 19th century and by 1850 was a worsted mill The mill shut in the 1920s, and would appear to have been derelict ever since! Mind you when you consider the lack of access, its probably no surprise!

Despite Google Earth showing Griffe Lane going down the hill from Stanbury to the mill, only the first 50 yards are recognisable as a road the remainder is best described as a field. How on earth they got heavy loads of coal and cotton down there is anyones guess.

It's in there somewhere

Unusually low door

Inside, in an outside sort of way

I felt like I was in a castle here

Chimney, with the mill lodge to the left.

I'm guessing that as the chimney is above and to the right of these structures that this may have been the boiler house.

Mill lodge to the left, mill behind the trees.

Compare this view with the old one:
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ARCHIVE - Edenwood Mill, nr. Ramsbottom - 26-07-2008 andym Industrial & Commercial 0 29-07-2008 18:47
ARCHIVE - Kirkheaton Mill nr Huddersfield, 2008 pixielulu Industrial & Commercial 1 12-07-2008 02:06
ARCHIVE - Hartford Mill, Oldham 06/2008 l_glass Industrial & Commercial 1 15-06-2008 20:56
ARCHIVE - Ivy Bank Mill - Haworth 05.5.08 - Photos pdtnc Industrial & Commercial 0 05-05-2008 17:03
ARCHIVE - Ivy Bank Mills, Haworth, 13-04-2008 andym Industrial & Commercial 0 18-04-2008 18:39

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skin developed by:
2008-2015. Photographs and text are copyright and the property of the poster unless otherwise stated, and should not be used without express written permission.
Any opinions stated by users of this forum are NOT those of the site owners, each poster takes FULL responsibility for their own posts.