Arden Mill Weir - Bredbury, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 25.999 W 002° 06.341
30U E 559414 N 5920846
Quick Description: This is one of three weirs on the River Tame in Tameside on the Trans Pennine Trail.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/17/2018 12:15:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMYZZA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
During the industrial revolution a number of water powered mills were built alongside the River Tame. In order to mange the water flow each mill had its own associated weir built.

"Arden Mill Weir was built to power Arden Mill, which was built as a corn mill on the left bank of the river Tame in Bredbury. The present weir is the second one to be built, the earlier one, of which there is now no trace, being built closer to the mill. The date of construction of the mill is uncertain. It probably dates from the late 18th century and it was certainly extant by 1812. Later, it became a paper mill and during the Great War (1914-18) the government requisitioned it for the manufacture of gun cotton. However, before production had properly commenced an accident occurred that resulted in an explosion that destroyed the mill." link

The Trans Pennine Trail is a national trail that crosses the UK from Southport to Hornsea. The trail is a combined cycle way, footpath and bridle path for horses. It makes use of many river path, canals, converted railways and other paths wherever possible. At this point it is following the route of the River Tame.
Location of the waterfall:
Trans Pennine Trail on bank of River Tame
Between Turner Lane and Lambeth Grove
Bredbury, Tameside United Kingdom

Type / features of structure: Other, please specify in description

Estimated height in feet: 10

Estimated height in meters: 3.00

River/stream/lake/reservoir: River Tame

Coordinates of parking: Not Listed

Fees: Not Listed

Flow dates: Not listed

Estimated width in feet: Not Listed

Estimated width in meters: Not Listed

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