Ainscough Flour Mill, Burscough
Date Visited: May 2007
This large mill dominates the flat countryside around Burscough and it's chimney can be seen for miles around. Originally owned by H & R Ainscough, who also owned a mill in Parbold (and a hotel in Southport) it was later owned by Allied Mills until it's closure in 1998.
After nearly 10 years of disuse, the site was starting to decay, and had suffered some vandalism, but was largely intact. However, since my visit in 2007, the site has been hit by several fires, and I don't know what the future holds for the site - I know it has been bought by Persimmon Homes but no progress has been made yet.