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Machells' Warehouse, 128 Bradford Road

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Basic information

Name
Machells' Warehouse, 128 Bradford Road.
Township
Dewsbury.
Civil Parish
Dewsbury.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63670.
NGR
SE 244 224.
UTM
53.6974741, -1.631924024

Description

Built in 1863 as rag and wool warehouse by Rand W Machell, rag and wool merchants, to designs by William and Stead Ellis of Leeds and Heckmondwike. One of a large number of similar warehouses in the area, built 1860-85 to serve the needs of the developing shoddy and mungo industry. Rag merchants were usually men of limited capital, owning or renting a warehouse and employing a small workforce. Machells' warehouse is typical in its size and layout, with an elaborate office frontage and a utilitarian working area used for the sorting, seaming, ripping and cutting of rags. Taking-in doors on four levels in rear range.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Machells' Warehouse, 128 Bradford Road (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Dewsbury with its 69 textile mills.

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