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Monday, 2 March 2009

Mossley on Monday: Squire's Mill

Tucked away behind Ivy Bank Cottages off Micklehurst Road in Mossley is the remaining part of Squires Mill. Its location is due to the mill originally being water powered and so built alongside the fast-flowing Micklehurst Brook.

It was built around 1816 as a woollen mill, although it was later used for cotton spinning. Like most of Mossley's mills, it was built of stone rather than brick. It was called Squire's Mill because the first occupant was Squire Andrew, who was not a squire, but a member of a prominent local family with a penchant for unusual names.

The neighbouring mill, a short distance upstream, was called Doctor's Mill, after Doctor Andrew, who was likewise not a doctor!

See Google Aerial View of this location.
See LiveSearch Birds Eye View of this location.

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