Diamond Ropeworks, Royton

A steam- and water-powered rope mill and textile mill in the historic county of Lancashire, England.

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Also known as Cocker Mill and Irk Mill. Built earlier than 1832 originally. Used for fustian cutting by 1891 and taken over in 1897 by Hardman, Ingham & Dawson Ltd for rope and twine making. This ceased following a fire in 1983 and it was taken over in 1975 by Sammy-Woodland Ltd for scarf manufacture. Finally closed 1994 and demolished 1995. The steam engine was saved and is at Bolton. The Shaw/Royton border was altered post demolition so the housing development that replaced it is officially in Royton.

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Alternative names Cocker Mill
Power source Steam, Water
Mill type Watermill
Mill function Rope mill, Textile mill
Archive ID 13890
Location Royton
Historic county Lancashire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SD 929 081
Latitude/longitude 53.56987600, -2.10840200




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