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Spinkwell Mills

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Basic information

Name
Spinkwell Mills.
Township
Dewsbury.
Civil Parish
Dewsbury.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63541.
NGR
SE 243 220.
UTM
53.69388357, -1.633469761

Description

Established probably in the 1790s as a scribbling and carding mill, but developed mainly after 1838 by firm of Mark Oldroyd and Sons. The mill was a fully integrated steam-powered woollen factory by 1850, with powerloom weaving in a shed. A new mill of five storeys and sixteen bays was built for spinning in the early 1860s and the sheds were expanded to cover a wide area (1863 phase designed by J Laycock. Oldroyds controlled other mills in Dewsbury and c1872 bought Hunslet Mills, Hunslet. In the early 20th century two multi-storeyed warehouses were built, one replacing the early mill burnt down in 1911; both were designed by Kirk, Sons and Ridgway of Dewsbury. Largely demolished.

Ortophotographic map

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

Site

Map of Dewsbury with its 69 textile mills.

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