Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Spillers Tyne Mill

The now disused Spillers' Tyne Mill was completed in 1938.

There were two main buildings which can both be seen here - the Silo designed to hold 34,000 tons of grain and the Flour Mill which also contained a warehouse and animal food mill. 

When completed, Spillers Tyne Mill was the largest flour mill in Europe and believed to be, at the time, the tallest milling building in the world. It could process 254,000 tonnes of grain annually, brought to the mill by ship via Spillers’ Quay or by rail on the track extension along Quayside.

The Mill closed in May 2006.

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