Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Going underground - (28/05)

A couple of great view of the existing culverts underneath the old mill taken during the excavation of the site.

Above you can see that there is another parallel culvert still buried at the site, and which looks to have been filled with rubble before the 1912 fire. The two culverts join into one single culvert approximately adjacent to the old bridge over the Goyt.

The join is not well aligned for this second tunnel as can be seen, so perhaps this bit was built in 1883 when Union road bridge was constructed, by which time the water power usage may have declined to some extent.

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