SJ8990 : Lower Carr from Hopes Carr

taken 6 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Lower Carr from Hopes Carr
Lower Carr from Hopes Carr
The first factory built here in 1759 was a silk mill powered by a watermill on Hempshaw Brook. It was bought by Charles Davies in 1781 who added new buildings and moved production over to cotton spinning. By the 1790s it was owned by Thomas Hope who gave his name to the area and built additional mills, a tannery, hat works and workers' houses. Higher Carr Mill was demolished by 1907 but Lower Carr Mill continued to be used for cotton spinning until the 1930s.

Work began in 2013 SJ8990 : Lower Carrs on plans for an urban village incorporating 375 apartments, supported by 14,800 sq ft of retail space, 40,000 sq ft office workspace and 300+ multi-storey car park.

So far there doesn't appear to have been much progress made.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 28 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Construction, Development 
Date (from Tags)
Person (from Tags)
Thomas Hope  Charles Davies 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8985 9021 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.5163N 2:9.2490W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8983 9020
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Site of Former Mill  Development Site 

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