EPW016657 ENGLAND (1926). The Ball Bearings Manufactory and environs, Chelmsford, 1926

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Title [EPW016657] The Ball Bearings Manufactory and environs, Chelmsford, 1926
Reference EPW016657
Date August-1926
Link
Place name CHELMSFORD
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 570915, 207538
Longitude / Latitude 0.47573940562875, 51.73998912227
National Grid Reference TL709075

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BISHOPS RD, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Sunday 3rd of January 2016 09:20:37 PM
MARCONI RD, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Sunday 3rd of January 2016 09:19:43 PM
VICTORIA SQUARE, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Sunday 3rd of January 2016 08:59:50 PM
I TOOK THIS PHOTO FROM ABOUT HERE IN 2015 SHOWING WHATS LEFT OF GLOBE HOUSE, HOFFMANS

Ian Watts
Wednesday 30th of December 2015 09:17:09 AM
MY PHOTO WAS TAKEN FROM ABOUT HERE IN 2015

Ian Watts
Wednesday 30th of December 2015 09:12:36 AM
BISHOPS HALL MILL IN THIS PHOTO NEARLY DEMOLISHED AND THE MILL HOUSE. THE MILL HOUSE STILL SURVIVES TODAY, IT WAS GRADE 2 LISTED ON THE 9TH JAN 1976. NOW USED AS OFFICES

Ian Watts
Wednesday 30th of December 2015 09:10:09 AM
RIVERSIDE, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:44:50 AM

Ian Watts
Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:42:49 AM
EMBANKMENT TERRACE

Ian Watts
Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:41:34 AM

Ian Watts
Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:39:29 AM

Ian Watts
Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:35:29 AM

Ian Watts
Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:34:08 AM

Ian Watts
Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:33:37 AM
THE OLD NARROW NEW STREET BRIDGE

Ian Watts
Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:28:19 AM
REGINA RD, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Thursday 29th of October 2015 02:36:08 PM
THE THREE CUPS PUB

Ian Watts
Sunday 25th of January 2015 08:48:39 AM
HOFFMANS BALL BEARING FACTORY- THIS IS THE UK'S FIRST BALL BEARING FACTORY.ESTABLISHED HERE IN 1898 BY COUSINS GEOFFREY AND CHARLES BARRETT AND BANKROLLED BY AN AMERICAN BALL BEARING MACHINE MANUFACTURER 'ERNST GUSTAV HOFFMAN'. THE FIRM LATER BECAME 'RANSOMME HOFFMAN AND POLLARD' IN 1969. THE FACTORY ONCE EMPLOYED 7,500 WORKERS AND WAS WOUND DOWN DURING THE 1980'S AND FINALLY CLOSED FOR GOOD ON THE 23RD DEC 1989. THE RHP BRAND AND ASSETS WERE ABSORBED INTO THE JAPANESE NSK LTD BEARING COMPANY IN 1990, AND THE 'RHP' NAME FINALLY DISAPPEARED IN 2001. (from wikipedia)

Ian Watts
Sunday 25th of January 2015 08:46:32 AM
FROM APROX HERE IS WHERE THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN FROM, LOOKING TOWARDS BISHOP HALL LANE IN THE BACKGROUND. THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN JAN 1990 AFTER HOFFMANS CLOSED FOR GOOD ON DEC 23RD 1989

Ian Watts
Thursday 22nd of January 2015 09:42:58 PM
BISHOP HALL LANE, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Thursday 22nd of January 2015 09:34:02 PM
WEIGHT RD, CHELMSFORD- FREDERIC WEIGHT, THE LANDLORD OF THE THREE CUPS PUB ON THE CORNER, BUILT THIS ROAD IN 1898 ON LAND AT THE SIDE AND REAR

Ian Watts
Thursday 22nd of January 2015 09:26:51 PM
NORWICH TO LONDON LINE- BUILT IN 1842

Ian Watts
Thursday 22nd of January 2015 09:15:03 PM
THE RECTORY AND ITS GROUNDS ONCE STOOD APROX HERE, PART OF THE BISHOPS HALL ESTATE

Ian Watts
Thursday 22nd of January 2015 09:14:13 PM

Ian Watts
Thursday 22nd of January 2015 09:11:37 PM
BISHOPS HALL- LOOKS LIKE HOFFMANS OVER THE YEARS ON OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS BUILT AROUND AND EVENTUALLY RIGHT NEXT TO THIS OLD HOUSE. BISHOPS HALL WAS PREVIOUSLY HELD BY THE BISHOPS OF LONDON, WHO OWNED THE MANOR OF CHELMSFORD. IT WAS FIRST RECORDED WHEN WILLIAM WAS BISHOP BETWEEN 1051 AND 1075 AND LATER IN THE DOMESDAY BOOK (1086). THE MANOR, OF WHICH THE HALL, MILL, MILL HOUSE AND RECTORY WERE PART, WAS PASSED TO HENRY V111 IN 1545 FOLLOWING THE DISSOLUTION OF THE MONASTERIES. THOMAS MILDMAY, AUDITOR TO ELIZABETH 1ST, PURCHASED THE MANOR OF CHELMSFORD IN 1563. THE MANOR REMAINED IN THE FAMILY UNTIL 1917 WHEN THE ESTATES WERE SOLD. IN 1795 THE MILL WAS LEASED TO MARRIAGES OF SPRINGFIELD UNTIL THE OUTBREAK OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. BISHOP HALL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1929

Ian Watts
Thursday 22nd of January 2015 09:00:42 PM
RECTORY LANE, CHELMSFORD- CHANGED FROM PARSONAGE LANE

Ian Watts
Wednesday 21st of January 2015 10:15:27 PM
HENRY RD, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Saturday 3rd of January 2015 08:44:15 PM
TELFORD PLACE, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Sunday 26th of January 2014 04:23:30 PM
VIADUCT at the bottom of Hill View Rd along the Bunny Walks

Ian Watts
Sunday 26th of January 2014 04:21:52 PM
NEW STREET, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Sunday 26th of January 2014 04:17:33 PM
VICTORIA RD, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Sunday 26th of January 2014 04:12:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD RD, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Sunday 26th of January 2014 04:11:43 PM
ARBOUR LANE, CHELMSFORD

Ian Watts
Sunday 26th of January 2014 04:10:54 PM
THE BUNNY WALKS-Running from Arbour Lane railway bridge to Victoria Rd at Springfield Mill.

Ian Watts
Sunday 26th of January 2014 04:10:05 PM

Ian Watts
Sunday 26th of January 2014 04:07:40 PM
Marriages Mill

Ken
Friday 30th of August 2013 09:34:34 AM
Marconi 1912 building - still remains Aug 2013 to be head office of Bellway Homes

Ken
Friday 30th of August 2013 09:32:08 AM
Power House - still remains Aug 2013 as part of site changes

Ken
Friday 30th of August 2013 09:31:09 AM
Water Tower - still remains Aug 2013 as part of site changes

Ken
Friday 30th of August 2013 09:30:16 AM
Hills in Rectory Lane - possibly the only shop to be open all day on a Sunday in the late 1960s/1970s

Onthecoast
Thursday 20th of December 2012 01:15:13 PM
Springfield Mill. Still there. I don't know when it ceased milling but it was certainly still doing so in 1962 when I walked past on my way to school.

Onthecoast
Friday 29th of June 2012 08:41:56 AM
Springfield Mill is now known as the Riverside Inn

Chelmersteve
Wednesday 27th of February 2013 02:23:15 PM
SPRINGFIELD MILL WAS RECORDED IN THE DOMESDAY BOOK (1086). SPRINGFIELD MILL (NOW THE RIVERSIDE INN) ONCE OVERLOOKED A PICTURESQUE VALLEY SCENE. FOR OVER 9O YEARS ENDING IN 1790, THE STRUTTS WORKED SPRINGFIELD MILL, THE ONLY MILL IN THE TOWN CENTRE NOT RUN BY THE MARRIAGE FAMILY. AROUND THE 1900'S MILLER ALFRED BRADRIDGE INSTALLED A 40 INCH TURBINE TO POWER 4 PAIRS OF STONES. LIKE SO MANY MILLERS, IN ADDITION TO FLOUR GRINDING, BRADRIDGE ALSO UNDERTOOK CHEMICAL PROCESSING FOR ARTIFICIAL FERTILIZERS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. BY 1929 THE MILL WAS LEASED AS A STORE AND IN 1939 THE STONES WERE SCRAPPED. GRADE 2 LISTED ON 20TH MAY 1949. I REMEMBER WALKING PAST THE MILL WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN THE LATE 70'S AND MAYBE THE EARLY 80'S, AND IT WAS ALL EMPTY AND SLOWLY DECAYING THEN.

Ian Watts
Sunday 25th of January 2015 08:30:29 AM
Now the site of ANglia Ruskin University, Rivermead campus.

coldnebraskablue
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 07:54:44 AM
Marconi factory and radio mast.

coldnebraskablue
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 07:48:16 AM
Site now being redeveloped for housing, commercial use and with public spaces

ahs
Wednesday 27th of February 2013 03:18:55 PM
Ashby House - part of Anglia Ruskin University now.

coldnebraskablue
Monday 25th of June 2012 09:07:33 PM

User Comment Contributions

The factory is The Hoffmann Manufacturing Company which in 1969 became Ransome, Hoffmann and Pollard

Chelmersteve
Wednesday 10th of October 2012 04:14:55 PM