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Ardwick Spindle Works

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in Ardwick, Manchester

See also John Preston and Son

1845 Advert: 'TO SPINDLE MAKERS & OTHERS. TO BE SOLD, Four Pairs of BLOCK SWAGES, with several sets of swages and rymers. - Apply to JOHN PRESTON, Ardwick Spindle Works.'[1]

1849 Partnership dissolved between John Preston and Francis Preston of Ardwick Spindle Works[2]

The 1849 O.S. map[3] shows located on Lime Kiln Road, occupying an area 60 ft by 75 ft, the buildings enclosing a yard, part of which was taken up by three boilers. Immediately to the north east was a large lime kiln. The map shows a pair of parallel lines connecting the works with a small building adjacent to the reservoir of Ardwick Dye Works. There is no indication whether these lines represent a water course or a tram road.


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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 12 July 1845
  2. Morning Chronicle, 10 January 1849
  3. 'The Godfrey Edition Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Manchester Large Scale Sheet 35, Upper Ardwick, 1849', originally drawn at 36" to 1 mile [1]