It was such a shame to read this article today in the local rag we used to buy back home.
I lived just up the road from Crimble Mill and remember when it was in operation. It closed some years before we left UK to live permanently in Cyprus.
An old mill has been identified by English Heritage as an historic building at ‘immediate risk’.
The grade II listed Crimble Mill, on Crimble Lane, has appeared in the annual Heritage At Risk Register which was published on Tuesday.
The mill, built in the 19th century, has been given a category ‘A’ priority by English Heritage – a rating reserved for the most dilapidated buildings.
The conservation body has branded the condition of Crimble Mill, which still retains a rare water wheel housing, as ‘poor’.
They say the roof and gutters are leaking, windows missing and brickwork is decaying at upper levels.
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