SD8901 : Regent Mill

taken 2 months ago, near to Failsworth, Oldham, Great Britain

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Regent Mill
Regent Mill

The Grade II listed LinkExternal link Regent Mill was built in 1906 by George Stott. The mill represents the ongoing use and development of brick arch floor construction by various branches of the Stott architectural dynasty, at a time when rural practices were experimenting with concrete floor construction. The mill was powered by an 1800 horse power vertical steam engine manufactured by Buckley and Taylor.

It is a near-complete example of an early C20 ring spinning mill, designed by one of the most prominent specialist mill architects of the day. Despite alterations, the distinctive architectural quality of the building is undiminished, and the mill remains a notable element of Oldham's industrial landscape from the time when the town was the world's most prolific mill community.

Built for the Regent Mill Co was purchased by the Lancashire Cotton Corporation in 1930. It was taken over by the Courtaulds Group in 1964. On ceasing textile production it was occupied by Pifco Ltd, and then by Salton Europe Ltd who now occupy this site. The company manufactures and markets home appliances under the Remington, Black & Decker, George Foreman, and Russell Hobbs brand names.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Friday, 4 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Industry 
Date (from Tags)
1906  1905  1930 
Person (from Tags)
George Stott 
Former (from Tags)
Cotton Mill  Spinning Mill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8946 0142 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.5614N 2:9.6238W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8949 0148
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Factory  Remington  Russell Hobbs  Converted Mill  Grade II Listed  Lancashire Cotton Corporation  Courtaulds  Pifco  Salton  Black and Decker 

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