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denise..think i was told it was a flour mill in days gone by and of course it would have been easy to load onto the barges with the canal being just behind... but i cant be one hundred per cent on that...
I think this is another historic building a first of its kind. That Birmingham Council will quite happily see fall down. Union Mill Societies were formed by groups of flour societies to stave off the ever increasing cost of grain in the late 18th century.
I think The Old Union Mill in Grosvenor St West was the first mill to be powered by the newly invented steam engine. The grain would be delivered by canal and the flour shipped out by canal.
It has had many uses over the years I would imagine. At sometime a brass foundry obviously but before it closed down I think it was mainly artist’s studios offices and craft workshops. I would imagine it will now all be converted into apartments.