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Burrs Country Park (Bury)

In 1792 the well established group of entrepreneurs, Peel, Howarth and Yates built a water powered spinning mill at Burrs  along with a manager's house, smithy, workers' cottages and ash pit. 

Higher Woodhill Mill was built at the same time for Richard Calrow who was also engaged in the processing of cotton. Initially the mills were powered by water from the river Irwell and a weir and canal were constructed to carry water to the mills.  

The construction of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal meant that a water supply was required to feed the header reservoir at Elton. To accommodate this, the canal feeder was constructed around 1803 and connected into the existing mill goit.

These are photographs of the feeder.

Not pea soup, but algae in this section of the feeder.

Human scale mouse trap, just think of the many places you could use this Wink

The River Irwell.



Click on the plan for an enlarged view.




Burrs Activity Centre Ltd. Woodhill Road Bury Lancashire BL8 1DA