Yorkshire Industrial Heritage

Calder Bank Mills

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Basic information

Name
Calder Bank Mills.
Township
Dewsbury.
Civil Parish
Dewsbury.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63495.
NGR
SE 239 211.
UTM
53.68581279, -1.639596395

Description

Established in 1861 as a steam-powered woollen mill. Site layout suggests that integration was planned, although construction of the main elements -mill, dryhouse, dyehouse, weaving sheds -took place in stages before 1864. After 1872 site was extended with addition of new sheds used for weaving and finishing, and of five-storeyed warehouse. Main mill destroyed by fire in 1883, and in 1884 new owners converted factory partly to shoddy and mungo production and partly for room and power letting to tenants. The architects Kirk and Sons of Huddersfield and Dewsbury were responsible for many of the additions to the mill.

Pictures

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Images of Calder Bank Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Calder Bank Mills (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Dewsbury with its 69 textile mills.

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