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George Barnsley & Sons, Sheffield

George Barnsley & Sons Ltd specialised in tools for shoe makers and leather workers. The building closed around 2004. This was my third visit to the site, over the years the site has deteriorated and before long the building will start to crumble. This was my first visit since the …

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Loxley Congregational Chapel, Sheffield

Built in 1787 and closed in 1993 Loxley Congregational Chapel was known later in life as Loxley United Reformed / Independent Church. The building is surround by graves on three sides of it, vastly overgrown an unloved in places there are graves of victims of the 1864 Sheffield floods. Henry …

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Stanley Royd Asylum Chapel, Wakefield

Second visit to the Stanley Royd Chapel. Something I swore I’d never visit again due to it being one of the most disgusting explores ever!  Having said that it’s almost one of the most beautiful for that majestic stained glass window that really should be preserved in the asylum museum …

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D & H Mallalieu Ltd – Bailey Mill, Delph

It’s difficult to find anything out about this mill. Due to the vast amount of cotton mills around the area of Oldham I guess they are all too common to each other. Bailey mill in Delph was built in 3 stages, starting in 1863 with later additions in 1865 and …

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Holding Bros. Pottery, Oswaldtwistle

A Return visit to one of my favourite little industrial sites in the north west The Broughton Barn Pottery was founded on a large clay deposit on the windswept moors of Oswaldtwistle, this was dug, blended, washed and processed on site before it was thrown into pots. The Holding involvement …

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