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How does the site and the supporting sources help you explain why Samuel Greg built ‘Quarry Bank Mill’ in that place?

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As 1: How does the site and the supporting sources help you explain why Samuel Greg built 'Quarry Bank Mill' in that place? The land upon which Samuel Greg built his mill in 1784 had many advantages. Near to the grounds of the mill there was a river. This was The River Bollin (shown in source 4). The river provided maximum power for the water wheels in his mill to be worked. Greg built a mill pond to make sure that water would always be available. ...read more.

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Because of this, they rarely went short of water. The water wheel inside the mill ensured the flow of water was right when it was used for working the mills so the cotton would be spun to perfection. A manmade waterfall called a Weir was also near the river, this helped increase the force of water being directed to the wheel. A sandstone valley stood close to the mill. This provided free building materials for Greg because he owned the land it stood in. ...read more.

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The cottages were quite luxurious, they were spaceous, clean, had front gardens etc.. Samuel Greg chose Styal for a number of reasons, he knew that his partner, John Massey would help him with the work. Greg signed the lease for the grounds because he knew that what he was getting was well worth the money. And eventually, he made the money back. Greg's intuition probably told him that the cotton mill business would grow to be a great success. He went on to build five more mills. Overall, Styal was the ideal place to build a mill. It had everything needed to be a success. ...read more.

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