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Thursday, 19 March 2009

Sky Watch: Oakwood Mill

Oakwood Mill is on the edge of the village of Millbrook, between Stalybridge and Mossley, and about 4 miles from Ashton.

The mill, which is part of a conservation area, is a Grade II Listed Building but is becoming increasingly dilapidated.

There are hopes that the mill buildings can be preserved and converted for residential use.

In the background on the right is the spire of St James' Church, Millbrook. In the centre of the photo the green dome of St Raphael's Church is just visible, while on the left the houses of the Churchfields development can be seen.

The steep moorland rises up beyond, with the earthworks of Buckton Castle on top of the hill to the left of the chimney. This hill was seen from a different angle in last week's Sky watch.

The chimney draws the eyes up towards the soft clouds that are not quite succeeding in blocking out the blue winter sky.

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

Sky Watch is the regular Friday feature on this photo blog. It links with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies!


  1. What a lovely shot! Beautiful skies and interesting information make for a great post! Thanks for sharing and Happy SWF!

  2. That bit there reminds me of Burnley. Especially the row of terraced houses. I have taken similar pictures myself as can be seen on my smug mug site.

  3. Thats gorgeous, great photo.

    Have a great weekend!
    Regina In Pictures

  4. The old buildings look like they'd make for great residences. But maybe not quite right now, what with the financial crisis and all. Beautiful shot!

  5. Ha, we both devoted our posts to chimneys today.

  6. Fabulous photo. What a lovely day with those lovely puffy clouds. I love old buildings.

  7. Great photo, and I enjoyed your comments about the different things in the picture. Thanks for sharing.

  8. interesting post and lovely photos...always like to read about conservation of old buildings.
    have a great weekend.

  9. Given time, the mill building if left unrestored, would wear away to become like a castle ruin. A nice shot.


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