Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, Greater Manchester

Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, Greater Manchester
Photograph taken 14 September 1999 © Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 471566

This cotton spinning mill was built in 1823 by David Bellhouse of Manchester. Its partial collapse in 1824 is one of the well documented structural failures of early fireproof mills. Poor casting was blamed for the collapse. It is listed as a good example of an early 19th century fireproof mill, which is of additional interest due to the alterations which were made following its collapse. The subsequent development of the site is also a good example of the adaptations and extensions typical of early mills which continued in use as textile-working sites.

Location

Greater Manchester Salford

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

mill industry textile cotton spinning Georgian (1714 - 1836)