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Springfield Mill

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Basic information

Name
Springfield Mill.
Township
Bowling.
Civil Parish
Bradford.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
B.
NMRfn
62533.
NGR
SE 1646 3182.
UTM
53.78244952, -1.751680616

Description

Complex of steam-powered mills developed from the mid 1860s as a speculation by Sir Henry Ripley, owner of Bowling Dyeworks. Mills let on a room and power basis, and tenants at different tunes included worsted spinners and manufacturers, woolcombers and mohair spinners. Ripley's speculation involved the intense development of a block of land, almost entirely built up with mills, warehouses, sheds and ancillary buildings. The Ripleyville estate was developed as workers' housing by the Ripley family: over 200 houses were built, as well as almshouses of 1857 rebuilt in 1871.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Springfield Mill (Bowling, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Bowling with its 34 textile mills.

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