Wednesday, August 05, 2009
ABC Wednesday - C is for Carrbrook
Cows at Carrbrook Fold under Slatepit Moor.
In the opposite direction looking North down Swallow Lane towards the village with Buckton Castle (earthwork not building) in the background.
Turning towards the East we see an estate of new houses where once stood Shaw Mill, founded around 1777, on the site where the Stonemead housing estate is today. In 1825 the old Shaw Mill was demolished and a new block-printing works erected. Later this became steam powered. From the 1870s extensions to the works were made. In 1899 it became part of the "Calico Printers Association". The works closed in 1969.
The streets on the new estate are named Printers Drive and Calico Crescent.
More information can be found on the Carrbrook Village website.
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