Brindley Mill, Leek

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Date:1974

Description:A postcard view of Brindley Mill from an original drawing by Carl M. Haywood. The mill was built in 1752, almost certainly by James Brindley, the great canal builder, who is known to have set up his workshop in Mill Street ten years earlier. The left hand side of the building was removed in 1948 to allow Mill Street and Macclesfield Road to be widened.

During the 19th Century the mill was owned by neighbouring textile mills. The tenant millers used the mill for a variety of purposes: flour milling, grinding animal feeds and sawmilling.

What remains of the mill has been returned to working order, mostly in its original state. The mill was opened to the public in 1974, and with the completion of the museum in 1980 the great scope of Brindley's achievements can be illustrated.

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Donor ref:p.2019.21.0074 (37/40217)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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