This massive building is hidden behind the modern police station on a little side street. Full of gorgeous details if you just stand back and look up…
Designed by William Sugden for J. J. Brough, Nicholson and Co. and built in the mid 1860’s as a warehouse. By 1898 the building had been extended North to the junction of Well Street and around this time also changed its name to Brough, Nicholson & Hall. The company went through a few changes that included becoming Limited in 1907, then a Public Company in 1946 and underwent a modernisation programme in 1962.
In 1983 the mill was taken over by Berisfords, a Ribbon Manufacturer from Congleton, but by the end of the decade the mill had been converted into an antique showroom. It now contains numerous small businesses including a dance school and a children’s soft play centre. The building was given a Grade II listing on 14 October 1996.
The interior maybe very different but I don’t think the impressive exterior has changed much in 150 years!
Feature Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 1/15, Aperture f/11.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm
Secondary Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 1/25, Aperture f/11.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm