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Coppull Mill

It once housed over 700 workers and was opened in 1906, now the home of an enterprise centre, but Coppull Mill still stands tall.


The main part of the mill is four storeys, but it has a fantastically decorative water tower and circular chimney.


The brickwork and large windows are also enhanced with some terracotta decoration to improve the look of the mill even further.

The view over to Coppull Mill in Lancashire

The mill entrance overlooks a small pond, which would have been vital to provide extra supply to the water tower and you can see from here how the place was laid out when it was in full production.

The view over to the entrance of Coppull Mill in Lancashire

The mill's output peaked in around 1912 and since then the industry's decline has seen lots of cotton mills fall to rack and ruin, but fortunately, Coppull Mill survives and is still active today, albeit in a totally different manner.

The view over to the rear of Coppull Mill in Lancashire

The village of Coppull lies roughly halfway between the larger towns of Wigan and Chorley and has Winter Hill as its backdrop - maybe another reason why the phrase "those dark satanic mills" was coined.

The view over to Coppull Mill in Lancashire

However, it's not all doom and gloom in Lancashire - on a bright fresh morning, you can see the bright brickwork and terracotta of the mill, cutting a fine figure on the landscape.

The view over to Coppull Mill in Lancashire


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