Ainscough's Mill, Mill Lane, Burscough, Lancashire

Ainscough's Mill, Mill Lane, Burscough, Lancashire
Photograph taken 31 May 2005 © Mr Roy Walton. Source Historic England Archive ref: 471861

This building is a former steam powered corn mill. The mill was developed by Hugh Ainscough in 1855 on the site of a former windmill. It was strategically sited next to the Leed Liverpool canal and the Liverpool to Preston railway. Therefore it was able to transport and process imported wheat from the port of Liverpool. It is a substantial and near complete example of a purpose built steam powered flour mill, sited close to the canal and with rail links to Liverpool and the Lancashire coalfield. It demonstrates the scale and detailing of a mid-late 19th century industrial milling complex.