Acre Mill

Acre Mill - Lancashire Textile Mills
Acre mill was built in second quarter of 19th century and was extended a number of times, part of the mill was dated 1877. At the time of listing in 1968 the building was in use as a carpet factory and warehouse. The buildings were of one, two and three storeys and were built of coursed dressed sandstone with some random rubble, slate and sheet roofs. The site consisted of a series of interconnected buildings mostly aligned on an east-west axis, principally weaving sheds and warehouses, built beside River Irwell.

Acre Mill (Woollen and Cotton) is named on the Ordnance Survey 1849 first edition 1:10,560 map, which shows the mill as a large factory block on the south bank of the River Irwell. The map also depicts a gasometer immediately adjacent to the mill, and a reservoir. In 1874, a fire in a two-storey warehouse caused damage estimated at £600. Acre Mill (Woollen) is named on the Ordnance Survey 1893 first edition 1:2500 map, which shows the mill to have expanded to the west relative to the footprint shown on the earlier mapping. In 1896, a new vitriol shed was added to the site and, in 1898, extensive alterations including the installation of a new engine and boiler, and a new roof on the dye house. Richard Hargreaves & Sons are listed as cotton waste spinners and manufacturers at Acre Mill, Stacksteads, Bacup, in a directory of 1905. In 1935, the woollen spinning, carding, weaving and dyeing and finishing mills, known as Acre Mill, was advertised for sale by auction on behalf of James Ashworth Ltd.

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