SJ8563 : Still looking neglected

taken 11 years ago, near to Congleton, Cheshire, Great Britain

Still looking neglected
Still looking neglected
Compare this with Andy Potter's SJ8563 : Brookside Mill suffering from "developers' neglect" from 2008 and we can see that there is no change in 2011, even the portakabins are still there.

Brookside Mill is named for the stream running alongside it which, along with steam, was originally used for power. It was built in 1835 as one of only three mills producing silk in Congleton during the 19th century; the construction is of brick with five stories and each floor being supported internally by cast iron columns. In 1946 the mill was taken over by the Bossons family who were manufacturers of ceramic figurines and wall plaques, at this time the mill became known as Bossons’ Mill. December 1996 saw Bossons cease trading and the mill closed. Since then there have been some attempts at developing the site with a block of modern apartments to the rear, for some reason these are all standing empty and beginning to look neglected- allegedly the developers ran into problems and the site is on the market. Now known as Silk Mill it is Grade II listed but is looking in a very sorry and, indeed, dangerous state; the brickwork is crumbling and sagging badly.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 March, 2011
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 858 631 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.9254N 2:12.7639W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 858 631
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