Consolidation of Ruined Walls

15th October 2017

Helping the Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy project to consolidate the remaining walls of the former boiler room with lime mortars. When Samuel Oldknow built Mellor Mill in 1790-92, it was the world’s largest spinning mill. Initially powered by a huge 6.7m diameter waterwheel and later with addition of steam power to cope with water shortages.