Yorkshire Industrial Heritage

Moor End Mill

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Basic information

Name
Moor End Mill.
Township
Dewsbury.
Civil Parish
Dewsbury.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63467.
NGR
SE 2274 2287.
UTM
53.70177299, -1.657030919

Description

Built in 1876 as a steam-powered woollen mill to designs by J Kirk and Sons of Huddersfield and Dewsbury. Complex comprised main timber-floored mill building of two storeys and eight bays, engine and boiler houses and chimney, detached willey room, and long cloth dryhouse attached to one side of the mill. With buildings involved in preparatory (willeying) and finishing (cloth drying) stages of production, mill may have functioned as part of a concern also working at another site , for unlikely that main building could have accommodated all intermediate stages of manufacture. The use of a long single-storeyed cloth dryhouse at this date is characteristic of the Heavy Woollen area and appears to be linked to the techniques required in the drying of blankets (See also Low Mill, Dewsbury, Calder Bank Mills, Dewsbury, and Syke lng Mill, Soothill. Demolished.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Moor End Mill (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Dewsbury with its 69 textile mills.

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