Urgent repair work needed at historic mill

LIVING HISTORY: Queen Street Mill in Harle Syke.

LIVING HISTORY: Queen Street Mill in Harle Syke.

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A historic Burnley mill which is the world’s last surviving steam-powered weaving shed, is under threat from weather damage, experts have warned.

Specialist architects said the Grade I-listed Queen Street Mill is at risk of serious structural problems from rain and freezing temperatures, in a report commissioned by Lancashire County Council.

Walls and embedded timbers are said to be deteriorating at the Harle Syke mill and fears are the masonry is vulnerable to decay through frost action on the saturated stones.

 

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