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Alverthorpe Mills

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Basic information

Name
Alverthorpe Mills.
Township
Alverthorpe with Thornes.
Civil Parish
Wakefield.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63624.
NGR
SE 3090 2140.
UTM
53.68814359, -1.533580026

Description

Built in 1870-2 as an integrated woollen mill. Rare example of single-storeyed layout with sequence of processes arranged logically within a main shed around central power source. Detached sheds provided boiler house, dyehouse and some finishing rooms. Offices on main road frontage. Engine house designed for horizontal engine, but original replaced in 1912, possibly occasioned by expansion of sheds. Rope drive from engine to pulley wheels on central spine wall.

Pictures

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Image of Alverthorpe Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Alverthorpe Mills (Alverthorpe with Thornes, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Alverthorpe with Thornes with its 8 textile mills.

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