Ideas for house converting Craggs mill, Preston


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Craggs mill, Preston has long been empty of its machinery, having lost its sails around 1880, and according to a report in the Lancashire Evening Post has since served as a wartime cinema, a piano workshop, a garage, and a prison. An internal fire a few years ago damaged the interior still further.

The new owner is Jonathan Ruff who runs a computer firm called MemoryBits, and thought initially of making it the company HQ, but after financial considerations now plans to turn it into two apartments. A suggestion is to rerender the tower, and add a three storey glass extension - I hope that that is turned down since it would significantly alter the historic appearance of the tower, which currently shows as an impressive red rendered tower with three white bands.
Mills: [Preston, Dowbridge]
See also:Preston windmill may be redeveloped (12/3/03)
Tags: [conversion]
Item: #680, Posted: 20/4/08.


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