Wednesday, 3 May 2017

OLD MILL - NEW HOMES

Derelict mill to let, new houses beside it and empty street.

To let!
Halifax.

5 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

Tempting! What an interesting time contrast.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

It is! An extraordinary contrast.

squirrelbasket said...

I love the golden colour of the stone - and the view of the sky through the windows...
Nice one :)

Toffeeapple said...

I wonder if the mill will ever be renovated?

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Squirrelbasket. I can't decide on the colour of the stone in that area. Sometimes it is more a dark mustard than honey-colour. But most striking of all is how nearly everything is ingrained with nineteenth century soot - even field walls.

Hello Toffeeapple. I doubt this one will be renovated. There are so many in the area - all very large (VERY!) - and so dilapidated it's hard to think what use they could be put to if renovated. If you take a look at Dean Clough

https://www.yorkshire.com/view/culture/halifax/the-dean-clough-mills-125291

you'll get an idea of the size. The one in my photo is smaller - but was attached to a huge one which burnt down. It's very sad - especially as these huge buildings have shaped the nature of the town. But I doubt any except very large cities would need as many offices and art galleries as they might offer. And Halifax isn't a large city!