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Blackfriars Mill, Salford

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in Blackfriars Street, Salford, Lancashire

1852 Advert: 'Valuable Mills and Premises, Blackfriars-street, adjoining the river Irwell.
Mr. W. KIRK, at the Star Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester, on Tuesday, the day of March, 1852, at six o'clock in the evening; subject to such conditions as shall be produced, in such lots as shall be then determined upon;
ALL those Two MILLS or FACTORIES known as the Blackfriars Mills, situate in Blackfriars-street, Salford, and adjoining the river Irwell; and all that commodious Weaving Shed contiguous thereto; together with the Engine-house, Warehouses, Counting houses, Offices, and Buildings belonging to the said premises ; and the Engine, Boiler, Shafting, and Mill-gearing therein. And also the extensive Vaults appertaining to the said premises, and extending under a considerable portion the adjoining street. And also all those Eight several Messuages or Dwelling-Houses adjoining the said mills and premises, and fronting Blackfriars-street, in the several occupations of Samuel Whaite, Mrs. Powell, Matthew Carr, Mr. Leon, Mr. Evans, and others. The above mills are substantially built, and in good repair. The engine is new, and on the most improved principle of high and low pressure and capable of working to 170 horses' power with steadiness and regularity, and for economy of fuel is unequalled by any engine in Manchester or the neighbourhood, and the shafting and mill gearing are in excellent order. The warehouses, counting-houses, offices, and vaults, are extensive and very convenient, and the dwelling-houses could be easily converted into shops. The premises have a frontage of 177 feet to Blackfriars-street, and 129 feet to the river Irwell, and the situation is admirably adapted for warehouses, or any mercantile purpose, being within two minutes' walk of the Manchester Exchange, and the whole premises form a compact and most valuable property. There are two chief rents payable out of the premises, amounting to £171 13s 3d per annum. Further particulars may be had on application to the Auctioneer, 24, Princess-street; or to Mr. GEORGE E. MARSDEN, Solicitor, 6, St. James's-square, Manchester.’[1]

Location: Blackfriars Bridge crosses the River Irwell between Manchester and Salford. The mill was bounded on the north west side by Blackfriars Street and on the south east side by the River Irwell.

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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 31 January 1852