About the Project
The Loxley Valley was once the site of a number of 18th century mills making metal works. The fast flowing river Loxley has been a site of industry for over 300 years with its last factories producing bricks for the steel industry. The site is several hectares in size and houses a number of huge deserted factory buildings and furnaces that have redundant since the 1990's. There are remnants of the once thriving metal industry in the form of mill ponds, leats and streams and the mechanisms that were used to control the flow of water.
It has, during its redundant years, been the focus for graffiti artists who have left behind their work and these are clearly visible across the site.