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Pilling Field Mill

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in Burnley

1855 Death notice: 'On the 17th inst., aged 40, Mr. Richard Brown, of the firm of Haslam, Fishwick, and Brown, cotton spinners, Pilling Field Mill, Burnley.'[1]

1859 Mill occupied by J. Haslam & Co[2]

1864 Advert: 'ON SALE, Two Twenty Horse, High Pressure, Overthrow STEAM ENGINES, with Bridle Motions, iron Connecting Rods, and 18 in. Cylinders, 2 ft 6 in. stroke ; Pistons, nearly new, on Goodfellow's principle, worked with slide valves, with steel spindles and equilibrium valve; standing upon four strong pillars and entablature. Also, One small Condensing BEAM ENGINE, 8 horse-power, 14 in. cylinder, and 2 ft. stroke. Worked with slide valve, and equilibrium valve, both new, with fly wheel and shaft, and with engine-bed of the best ashlar. Both these Steam Engines were made Messrs. J. Marsland & Sons, of Burnley, and are in most excellent condition, and in first-rate working order. Application, for further particulars, to made to Mr. Newbigging, Pilling Field Mill, Grimshawe-street, Burnley.' [3]

1938 Mill demolished

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 20 January 1855
  2. Burnley Advertiser, 2 April 1859
  3. Burnley Advertiser, 17 December 1864