Reply To: Mill Pond (SE 1575 1621), Moldgreen, Almondbury
This millpond was located right behind where I lived (60, Almondbury Bank) in the early 1950s.
At that time it was only a few inches deep and in the process of being buried with waste from a nearby foundry belonging to one “Fred Hardy” The dumping was illegal and there was some great shindig about it, I don’t know the outcome.
To the South and West of the pond were allotments, gradually being taken over and built on by the nearby mills, the users being evicted. To the North and East were a range of buildings in various stages of dereliction but nevertheless in use. Fred Hardy’s foundry building was part stone and part corrugated iron and near collapse. We used to run through it as children and watch the casting process, nobody cared.
Between Bankfield House and the foundry were a range of semi-derelict buildings used as a woolen mill.
There was also a stone built chimney , around sixty feet high (not in use).