EPW014372 ENGLAND (1925).  The Shaddon Mill and environs, Carlisle, 1925


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    Title [EPW014372] The Shaddon Mill and environs, Carlisle, 1925
    Reference EPW014372
    Date 24 September 1925
    Place name CARLISLE
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 339416,  555825
    Longitude / Latitude -2.9446937978806,  54.893399629385
    National Grid Reference NY394558
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     Site of Irish gate to the west of the city, this was one of three gates that allowed entry through the city walls, the others being Englishgate to the south and Scotch gate to the north.

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    Trish@Carlisle
    Wednesday 16th of May 2018 01:58:25 AM
     Shaddon mill. Built in 1836 as a cotton mill by Peter Dixon. In its heyday it was the largest cotton mill in England, and the chimney (named Dixons chimney was when built the tallest in the country standing at 315ft. The mill is now residential apartments.

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    Trish@Carlisle
    Wednesday 16th of May 2018 01:22:17 AM
     Linton Tweeds, built 1912. One of the few textile businesses to survive in Carlisle. Linton tweed produce tweeds not just for the public, but also supply the houses of couture, and have worked with Chanel since 1924.

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    Trish@Carlisle
    Wednesday 16th of May 2018 01:13:09 AM
     Brewery. The brewery had its own maltings behind the brewery. It produced the beers and ales for the State management scheme, unique to the area. The scheme ran from 1916 to 1973 and came about due to the munitions factories workers during WW1 getting having to much to drink. It was decided that to control the drinking habits of the workers the brewery and pubs in Carlisle and the surrounding area would be run by the State (the government).

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    Trish@Carlisle
    Wednesday 16th of May 2018 12:36:47 AM
     Trinity Church. Started in September 1828, completed September 1830. The church was demolished in 1982.

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    Trish@Carlisle
    Wednesday 16th of May 2018 12:27:45 AM
     Temperance Hall

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    Trish@Carlisle
    Tuesday 15th of May 2018 11:15:08 PM
     Sunday School

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    Trish@Carlisle
    Tuesday 15th of May 2018 11:12:56 PM
     The Joiners Arms. Built in the middle of the eighteenth century, this is one of the oldest surviving pubs in Carlisle. Having survived numerous floods (most recent 2005 and 2015) and having 2 plaques just to the right of the door showing the levels of water on these particular dates. Still known locally as Blue Lugs amongst locals, it was ran under the State management scheme between 1916 to 1973.

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    Trish@Carlisle
    Tuesday 15th of May 2018 11:11:32 PM
     Carrs Bisuits (now known as McVities) still one of the major employers in Carlisle. Built by Jonathan Dodgson Carr a Quaker. He move to Caldewgate and built the factory on 1837 so he could make the most of the Canal and later the railway to bring in ingredients, the railway even had a track that ran right into the yard of the factory. Originally a flour mill, bread and biscuit bakery, in 1890 and 1900 it was extended to include no. 2 and 3 factory. It was the 1st factory in England to produce biscuits on a grand scale using production lines. Famed for the production of Carrs Water Biscuits, which were originally designed using water to bind the ingredients instead of fat so that ships (navy in particular) could have a cracker that stored for long periods at sea.

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    Trish@Carlisle
    Tuesday 15th of May 2018 10:32:42 PM
     Morton Street, The reading rooms for the workers of Carr's Biscuits built in late 1800's. Being Quakers the Carr's had a strong belief in education, and had the reading rooms built for their workers to read books and newspapers thus helping them with their reading skills. The building still around today is converted into a row of 4 houses, sadly the lovely garden seen set out in front is covered with tarmac.

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    Trish@Carlisle
    Tuesday 15th of May 2018 10:04:46 PM
     Canal Gatehouse

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    Mattadam
    Monday 22nd of January 2018 11:30:28 PM
     Barwise Nook

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    border reiver
    Wednesday 10th of August 2016 11:02:37 PM
     Army married quarters

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    Hargow
    Monday 13th of July 2015 03:03:57 PM
     DIXONS CHIMNEY BUILT SEPT 1835 - 25. OCT 1836/ GROUND LEVEL - TOP OF STACK/STALK 300 Feet (when built) .THIS WAS THE *SECOND TALLEST FACTORY CHIMNEY(*Unfortunately it was beaten in height by Adams Soap works Chimney Birmingham which was, when built in Sept /October 1836 312 Feet) IN Gt BRITAIN FOR AROUND 5 YEARS. Damaged by Lightning in 1949, it was reduced in height the following year( when it lost its distictive 'top hat' i.e projecting masonary SILL).Further courses of brick were taken off in the 1960's. Which has left the present day chimney standing around 270 Feet.This structure must now surely be the TALLEST EARLIEST Surviving Factory Chimney in the U.K . And as such is a Very important survivor from Britains earlier Industrial past. Unfortunately it has only a Grade 2 listing. Surely this needs to be REVIEWED TO GRADE 1

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    jeff
    Monday 28th of April 2014 01:30:43 AM
     Dan's field

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    derfrev
    Monday 1st of October 2012 10:42:08 PM
     River Caldew

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 11:12:13 AM
     Church Street. An electric street tramway ran here in 1925

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 11:11:31 AM
     Little Caldew

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 11:09:53 AM
     Allotment gardens

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 11:09:10 AM
     Level crossing. Not shown as such on contemporary OS map

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 11:08:48 AM
     Signalbox

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 11:06:03 AM
     Holy Trinity Church

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 11:04:06 AM

    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 11:02:22 AM
    As reported in the News and Star 27/10/2012



    "Alexander Sawmills

    A sawmill in Carlisle is to close after 183 years.

    The Alexandra Sawmills Ltd on Byron Street, off Caldewgate, will shut on Wednesday with the loss of 11 jobs, the News & Star understands.

    The sawmill was founded in 1830 by the late Robert Creighton – a former mayor and freeman of the city – in the name of R and JR Creighton Ltd (Alexandra Steam Sawmills).

    It is understood that many of the current employees have worked for the firm for more than 20 years.

    Those who live and work in Caldewgate say they are disappointed to hear of the closure, the reasons for which are not yet known.

    Castle ward Labour councillor, Willie Whalen, said: “Any jobs that are lost is a disaster. I used to use the sawmill when I worked as a joiner and it was good quality timber and excellent customer service.

    “This is a big loss to Carlisle and it’s sad because the Caldewgate area appears to be on the up. Success was being created there but this has put a bit of a damper on it.

    “This really is a blow to the city and shows what kind of a state the construction industry is in right now.”

    Alexandra Sawmills was established as timber importers, merchants and slate merchants.

    In 1929, the sawmill and most of the surrounding buildings, including stock, were destroyed by fire and as a result of this, the third generation of the Creighton family decided to sell the business.

    In 1930, after 100 years of trading, the company was sold and began trading as The Alexandra Sawmills Ltd. In 2005, the timber yard, sawmill and offices were devastated by flooding, along with many other properties and businesses in the area.

    The business was forced to close for three months to allow a massive clean up operation.

    As a result of this the sawmill was totally refitted with brand new machinery and the offices refurbished.

    A spokeswoman for Alexandra Sawmills Ltd confirmed that the business was closing on Wednesday but no-one was available for further comment."



    NB the sawmill was developed following the opening of the Carlisle Canal utilising the nearby canal basin. The site and neighbouring land was acquired by "Sainsburys" for a Superstore.Interesting to note that contrary to the comments above their planning applications were reported in the same newspaper back in 2009

    The area flooded again in December 2015

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    border reiver
    Wednesday 10th of August 2016 11:41:07 PM
     Murrell Hill Saw Mill

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 10:58:11 AM
     Denton Hill Works (Furnishing Fabrics)

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 10:57:10 AM

    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 10:55:29 AM
     Willowholme Mills (Spinning)

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 10:53:17 AM
     Carlisle Old Brewery

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 10:51:26 AM
     Corn Mill

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 10:49:45 AM
     Caldew Bridge

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 10:48:22 AM
    Interesting to see that the widened bridge was only half completed. The single section nearest to the castle appears to be a temporary structure following the demolition of the original bridge.

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    Hargow
    Monday 13th of July 2015 03:06:39 PM
    Percy Dalton http://www.bookscumbria.com/cgi-bin/trolleyed_public.cgi?action=showprod_1921

    the driving force behind the bridge widening and other major projects within the city

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    border reiver
    Wednesday 10th of August 2016 10:53:58 PM
     Signalbox

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    MB
    Sunday 16th of September 2012 10:44:49 AM
     West boundary of old canal basin. Canal to/from Port Carlisle 'lived' from 1820's until 'infill&levelling' in 1850's when railway(to Silloth with branch to PortCarlisle)was laid on canal course.

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    roger freeman
    Thursday 30th of August 2012 11:16:53 AM
     bonded warehouse - only demolished c1974

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    roger freeman
    Thursday 30th of August 2012 11:09:40 AM
     Rail sidings in Carrs biscuit factory

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    steve _b
    Tuesday 14th of August 2012 10:00:43 AM
     Canal goods depot. North British railway (pre grouping)

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    steve _b
    Tuesday 14th of August 2012 09:59:03 AM
     Carlisle Castle

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    mothman
    Tuesday 26th of June 2012 11:38:11 PM
     Caldewgate Primary School

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    mothman
    Tuesday 26th of June 2012 11:36:52 PM
    attended here from 46 to 51

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    derfrev
    Tuesday 27th of November 2012 11:32:45 PM
    I attended Caldewgate School from 1940ish to 1947.

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    Ian Ritchie
    Friday 5th of July 2013 08:44:35 AM

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    carlisle 1928

    Mattadam
    Friday 17th of February 2017 12:30:54 PM
    My first classroom at Caldewgate junior girls school was a prefab which stood on Dans field.The school canteen was also on the site,as was the garden allotments that we children tended.This was circa 1955.

    Maureen
    Monday 29th of June 2015 10:22:17 PM
    This area was known as Dan's field when I was kid in the forties and into 50s. It was a great space to play, eventually Caldewgate school built an extension on it. Before that there were air raid shelters built on it which I remember being demolished.

    derfrev
    Saturday 13th of July 2013 02:39:48 AM
    Me too derfrev.And i always wondered why it was called Dan's Field.Should have asked my Dad as he was brought up there also.

    Ian Ritchie
    Friday 5th of July 2013 08:42:52 AM
    Should I know you derfrev?

    Ian Ritchie
    Saturday 13th of July 2013 02:39:48 AM