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Collyhurst Logwood Mills

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in Collyhurst, Manchester

1853 Advert: 'Valuable Freehold and Leasehold Property at Collyhurst and Smedley.
By Mr. CAPES by order of the trustees under the will of Mr. John Appleton, deceased, at the Clarence Hotel, in Spring-gardens, in the city of Manchester, on Tuesday, the 21st day of June, 1853, at six o'clock in the evening, in the following or such other lots as shall be agreed upon at the time of sale, and subject to such conditions as will be then and there produced :
Lot 1. All those Ancient and Well-accustomed LOGWOOD MILLS, known by the name of the Collyhurst Logwood Mills, with the weir, dam, tunnels, goit, waterfall of the river Irk, three waterwheels, sheds, outbuildings, and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate in Collyhurst, in the parish of Manchester, lying between the river Irk and the road from Manchester to Smedley; with the two rasps, chip plate, and four pair of grinding stones, and other fixed machinery, now being in or about the said mills ; together with two cottages or dwelling-houses and a valuable plot of building land adjoining or near to the said mills, and a small plot of land on the opposite side of the river next to and extending above and below the weir. Also the whole of the bed of the river Irk, coextensive with the above land and building, and the whole of the bed the same river extending for a distance of 83 yards or thereabouts from the said weir eastwardly up the stream. The site of this lot, including the bed of the river, contains 8,537 square yards of land or thereabouts, and the whole is now in the occupation of Mr. John G. Appleton. The property is freehold of inheritance, and will be sold subject to the payment of the whole of an apportioned yearly rent of £4, now charged upon this and adjoining property.'......
.... 'Lot 6. All that Large and Commodious DWELLING-HOUSE, with the Barn, Stables, Shippons, and Outhouses thereto belonging, and all those several Edifices and Buildings adjoining or near thereunto and used as mills in grinding logwood and other dyewood, situate in Collyhurst aforesaid, near the highway leading from Manchester to Blackley, with the four waterwheels, four pairs of grinding stones, rasps, geering and other fixed machinery belonging thereto; with the gardens, orchards, or parcels of land thereunto adjoining and therewith occupied, and now in the occupation of Mr. John G. Appleton.
And also all that the RIVER IRK and the BED thereof, adjoining the last-mentioned hereditaments and coextensive therewith; together with the weirs, canals, sluices, tunnels, and goits for carrying the water of the said river to and from the said mills, and two cottages in the said of water, water wheel, and appurtenances thereto belonging; and the dwelling-houses, cottages and gardens thereunto adjoining, and all situate in Collyhurst aforesaid, at place there called the Collyhurst Clough, all which last-mentioned premisesare now in the occupation of Messrs. William Dentith and Co., or their under-tenants.
And also all that other EDIFICE or BUILDING, situate in Collyhurst Clough aforesaid, nearly adjoining to and on the westerly side of the turnpike road leading from Manchester to Middleton, now used as a mill for grinding of dyewoods, all which said premises are leased to and in the occupation of Messrs. J. and W. Smith. ......'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 28 May 1853