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Carlinghow Mills

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Basic information

Name
Carlinghow Mills.
Township
Batley.
Civil Parish
Batley.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63484.
NGR
SE 238 247.
UTM
53.71817386, -1.640835321

Description

Established in 1826 as a private woollen mill by John Nussey, one of a family of prominent manufacturers. In 1834 mill used for scribbling, carding, spinning and fulling; weaving was not undertaken on site, indicating employment of domestic labour. Earliest surviving building, the main mill of 1831 (four and a half storeys, seventeen bays), was steam-powered from a central engine house and was of fireproof construction with cast-iron columns, beams and joists, stone-flagged floors and roof with arched cast-iron trusses. Further multi-storeyed mills built c1860 and c1875; time office and cottage built at entrance in 1877; site developed into a fully integrated woollen mill with addition of weaving sheds c1875; further mill built in 1919. In 20th century site used for rag sorting and storage by the firm of J R Burrows, one of largest firms engaged in supplying the local shoddy and mungo industry.

Pictures

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Images of Carlinghow Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Carlinghow Mills (Batley, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Batley with its 61 textile mills.

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