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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:


http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/hi...ge.asp?pic=122
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