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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Sky Watch: Bailey Mill

Bailey Mill makes an interesting outline against the sky, with its assortmentof shapes and its gables and chimney leading the eye upwards.

This former woollen mill is in the village of Delph, in Saddleworth, about 7 miles from Ashton. In contrast with the red-brick cotton mills of Ashton, the woollen mills of Saddleworth are nearly all constructed of stone.

The collection of buildings were added to over the years but the mill finally closed in in the 1990s. No future for the building has been decided but Delph is now a popular residential village so it is possible that the mill could be converted into apartments.

The mill was conveniently situated alongside the railway sidings close to Delph Station, at the end of the so-called "Delph Donkey" branch line.

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See Google Street View of this location.
See Bird's Eye View of this location.

Sky Watch is a regular weekly 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. It truly amazes one how many old mills are being turned into apartment blocks.

  2. Interesting shot of the collection of old stone buildings against the sky. I like it!

  3. I bet this would make wonderful apartments.

  4. I hope it's made into apartments rather than torn down. Very interesting shape against the sky.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. If you are interested in seeing the inside of the mill, I explored it last summer, here are some pictures.


    Great site, keep up the good work!


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