New Mills Local History Society


The Torrs Trail


2 - View of the Torrs


In this view of Torr Vale Mill the nearest building was the first to be built on the site, between 1788 and 1790. The weir was constructed at the same time. A notable feature, above the weir, is the sluice gate with head-race tunnel which conducted water to two water-wheels in the basement of the large building on the right, used for spinning. There is a good view of the mill chimney which was constructed in the mid-19th century when a steam engine was installed and the mill extended.

Torr Vale Mill The view of Torr Vale Mill, head-race and weir, from location 2. (Photo: Roger Bryant) n11486.