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Cheapside Mills

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Basic information

Name
Cheapside Mills.
Township
Batley.
Civil Parish
Batley.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63513.
NGR
SE 2485 2410.
UTM
53.71273242, -1.624972921

Description

Established in 1840s as steam-powered fulling, scribbling and spinning mill, but rapidly becoming an integrated woollen mill with construction of powerloom-weaving sheds, finishing and dyeing departments, warehouse and, typical of the Heavy Woollen area, rag-grinding sheds. From 1872 it formed part of the business of J, T and J Taylor, the largest concern in Batley, based at Blakeridge Mills. Surviving buildings at time of record included main mill (four storeys, seventeen bays), rebuilt in 1895 after an earlier fire; weaving sheds (one on three levels), rag-grinding sheds, an elaborate warehouse and office building of c1865, and a combined mill and warehouse of c1922, the last with a steel frame and concrete floors. A turbine house was built in 1934-5.

Pictures

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Image of Cheapside Mills.

Ortophotographic map

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

Site

Map of Batley with its 61 textile mills.

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