So this is the second mill in the same village as Leri Mill. Have to say access was a lot easier this time, though on terra firma it was a hack and slash job by through overgrown bushes shrubs and brambles and a bit of a climb through an exposed window.
It was built in 1847 and produced cloth and flannel mainly for shirts for farmers and coal miners throughout the locality and further afield, alas production and profits suffered during WW1 and ultimately it was unable to compete with the larger factories that were significantly bigger and more efficient.<
It struggled on finally closing in 1962. A number of years ago the current owner tried to pass the property and machinery to the National Trust for preservation but as he was unable to provide some of the funding to restore/repair the mill they became disinterested<
So now it’s rotting away, across 3 levels, amazing how sturdy the floors are holding such weight of equipment.
Scattered educational books perhaps the employees were trying to better themselves?
The yarn, how does it keep its colour 50 years on. Amazing