Beehive mill was built on the offside of the Macclesfield
canal by bridge 28, where the house with the wharf
is today. It is thought to have been erected in about 1862.
It was five floors in height and occupied by the Bollington
Cotton Spinning and Manufacturing Co Ltd. of which the
principal shareholder was one of the Mellor family. In
the picture of the 1912 canal breach, Beehive mill can
be seen at the top of the picture behind the telegraph
|By 1889 the mill was for sale. The mill was standing in 1912
but was demolished within a few years. Today all that remains
is the wharf and two gate posts with the names 'Beehive' and
'Mill' marked on them. A domestic house now stands on the site.
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that is presented in these pages. Please
read the full acknowledgement of their remarkable achievement.
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