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Building record MDR10071 - Former Gutta Percha mill, Woolley Mill, Tintwistle

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian to Mid 20th Century - 1840 AD to 1953 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site is marked as "Woolley Mill (Gutta Percha) on the OS map of the 1880s. (1) The mill continued to be marked on later editions of OS maps, but these do not record what was being manufactured. (2, 3) Built before 1840 as a woollen mill, beside Arnfield Brook, two thirds of a mile from Tintwistle. By 1864, it was owned by William & John Robert as a gutta-percha factory. The mill manufactured cotton banding, gutta-percha cylinders, and printer's bowls for calico printing. Kelly's Directory for 1851, 1855 and 1865, gives the owner as Michael Joseph Dalton (possibly a relative of Thomas and John Dalton at Hollingworth Print Works). The mill had a goit and reservoirs and probably a waterwheel. Completely demolished by 1953. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet II.3.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet II.3, 1898.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). Sheet II.3.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Quayle, T. 2006. The Cotton Industry in Longdendale and Glossopdale. p 88, illus p 90-1.



Grid reference Centred SK 0105 9700 (82m by 97m)

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Record last edited

Apr 24 2023 10:19AM

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