This imposing silk mill was built in 1853 and was extended in the late 19th century. It is unknown who originally had the mill built.
In the 1970’s this was the last of the numerous silk mills in the town that was still operational. It was owned & ran by the family firm Thomas Whittles Ltd, who had owned the mill since the late 1860’s.
Thomas Whittles Ltd ceased trading in 1994 and ended the long history of the silk industry in Leek with the closure of the mill.
The mill has now been converted into apartments.
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm Kit Lens
Feature Image – Exposure 1/30, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm
Secondary Image – Exposure 1/50, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 32mm