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Ashworth Mill

 

 The ruins of Ashworth Mill are located on the banks of Naden brook. The original site may date to the late 18th century. It  was also, one of many mills in the area  that operated possibly around 1850, that was also mentioned in references  of having 11 mills in and around the area. Ashworth Mill was listed as being   a fulling mill [.Fulling, also known as tucking or walking , is a process in woollen cloth making which involves the cleansing of cloth (particularly wool) to eliminate oils, dirt, and other impurities, and to make it thicker].Looking  closely,  you can still find the ruins of this one-time industrial enclave, a fragment of the Industrial Revolution hidden away in this wooded valley, near Rochdale. The Ashworth family, owned the land around here.


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Naden Brook heads South after passing the mill, this would at one time have supplied the power for the mill. Stones from the mill and retaining walls along the banking littered the stream bed.

The rusting waterwheel mechanism demonstrates the water power legacy....
Ashworth Fulling Mill
Woollen
Naden Brook, Clay Lane
1808: Edmund Ashworth listed as the fuller here.
1848: Named as Ashworth Mill (fulling) on Ordnance Survey map.
1890: Mill marked on Ordnance Survey map.
1908: Marked on Ordnance Survey map as Ashworth Mill (disused).
1956: Marked on Ordnance Survey map as Ashworth Mill (disused).
2018: Ruins of mill still present.


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