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Compstall Mills, Compstall

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of Compstall, Stockport.

1838 George Andrews of Compstall Bridge invited guests to the starting of his mill's new water wheel. Made by James Lillie, it produced about 300 HP, weighed 104 tons, and was 50 ft diameter and 18 ft wide. The shaft weighed 8 tons [1]

1891 Directory: Listed. More details

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Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Herald - Friday 6th July 1838