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Woodbank and Masson Mill

Masson Mill was built in 1783. Adams, in his 'Gem of the Peak' (1840) said that Masson Mill 'is replete with the improved machinery employed in making cotton thread'. He also described the night time view as 'exceedingly imposing. The spacious mill, with its hundred lights reflecting on the river and the thick foliage, mingling the din of wheels with the noise of the waterfall'. Firth (1908) is le…