Welcome to the kirkmill.org.uk website, where you can discover the history of Kirk Mill in Chipping, Lancashire. With its more than 500 years of history, Kirk Mill has stood on this site in its tiny ‘hamlet’ by Chipping brook since the times of Henry VIII and maybe before.
Take a look at our timeline or browse our Heritage Hub – a network of pages detailing the people and events from the times of Kirk Mill as a corn mill, then a cotton-spinning mill and, finally, as Berry’s chairworks.
All are invited to sign up and join in on researching the mill’s past or recounting personal or family histories. This is a unique site that will preserve a virtual Kirk Mill, with the help of the community and the people who know this ‘site of significant heritage interest’. And if you’re not sure about using the site, we’ve put together some ‘How to’ guides to help you through everything – just click ‘Help!’ in the menu bar!
Watch our video about Kirk Mill’s history – 500 years in 20 minutes!! Enjoy!
Do you have Kirk Mill stories?
If you worked at Berry’s or have a family member from way back who used to work at the mill, we would love to hear about it! Either contact us or sign up to contribute to our heritage hub. You can help us name people in the photos we have collected or fill in historical gaps.
If you’re more pro-active than that, then it would be great to get some help at the archives in Preston or in libraries and records offices we haven’t yet explored. There’s a lot still to know about the 500 years of Kirk Mill history!