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Tenter Posts, in Saddleworth, near Oldham.

Tenter Posts, in Saddleworth, near Oldham.
Tenter Posts were used in the stretching and drying of woollen cloth.
The posts supported a framework with hooks.
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Contributor: Alex Balmforth

added notes: Ref. English Heritage 'National Monuments Record', and HERE on their website,
These posts are situated between the Heights farmhouse and Greaves farmhouse, Thurston Clough Road, Saddleworth.
They were erected in 1840 for RobertGreaves who was a flannel manufacturer. 
It is where the phrase 'on tenterhooks', meaning stretched or worried, comes from.

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