Sunday 8 April 2012

Torr Vale, New Mills

About Torr Vale


  1. The easy way to bend steel.

    Nice location. Is the mill still in operation?

    1. Unfortunately not, Bill. It closed down in 2000 but had been the longest continuously operated factory ever, having started life as a cotton spinning mill back in the 1780s. It was variously a dye works, paper mill and other things before it closed down. There's been talk of residential use, but there's not a lot of light down there and the noise from the weir is quite deafening. Especially if you stand here to take photos.

  2. It certainly has a lot of character. Thanks for the images.