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Grosvenor St West

#1 by astoness , Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:05 pm

While walking down Sheepcote St towards the Round House I spotted this building..here are a few pics I took on the way back...


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#2 by astoness , Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:07 pm

having to post these one by one as although the same size as i always post they wont upload more than one at a time..


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#3 by astoness , Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:09 pm

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#4 by astoness , Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:10 pm

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#5 by astoness , Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:11 pm

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#6 by Deleted User , Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:39 pm

I wonder what the history of that place is. ??



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#7 by astoness , Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:11 pm

denise..think i was told it was a flour mill in days gone by and of course it would have been easy to load onto the barges with the canal being just behind... but i cant be one hundred per cent on that...


 
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#8 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:36 pm

I think this is another historic building a first of its kind. That Birmingham Council will quite happily see fall down. Union Mill Societies were formed by groups of flour societies to stave off the ever increasing cost of grain in the late 18th century.

I think The Old Union Mill in Grosvenor St West was the first mill to be powered by the newly invented steam engine. The grain would be delivered by canal and the flour shipped out by canal.

It has had many uses over the years I would imagine. At sometime a brass foundry obviously but before it closed down I think it was mainly artist’s studios offices and craft workshops. I would imagine it will now all be converted into apartments.

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#9 by astoness , Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:57 pm

thanks for that phil..i was about right then...i read things and get told that much that sometimes me little grey cells does not remember it all...


 
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#10 by astoness , Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:13 pm

got my camera through the gates to take these shots the first one bares out what you were saying about artists studios phil..


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#11 by astoness , Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:14 pm

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#12 by astoness , Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:15 pm

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