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Bowling Mills

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Basic information

Name
Bowling Mills.
Township
Bowling.
Civil Parish
Bradford.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
B.
NMRfn
62534.
NGR
SE 1658 3197.
UTM
53.78379393, -1.749851483

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 Bowling Mills (Bowling, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Bowling with its 34 textile mills.

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