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Ardsley Mills

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Basic information

Name
Ardsley Mills.
Township
East Ardsley.
Civil Parish
Morley.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63623.
NGR
SE 2975 2570.
UTM
53.7268577, -1.550581655

Description

Steam-powered worsted-spinning mill built 1912 by Thomas Ambler and Sons on relocation from existing Bradford mill in search of labour and better coal supplies. Complex comprised main building of two storeys and basement (by Mouchel and Partners of London) with attached power plant (engine house, boiler house, economiser, chimney, office block, and terraces of workers' houses. Main interest and importance of site concerns design and construction of main mill: double-mill plan, with attached central engine house powering rope race; large floor areas provided by great breadth; use of Hennebique system of reinforced-concrete construction; and external appearance with outer walls made up of concrete frame infilled by large windows and red brick; flat roof.

Pictures

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Images of Ardsley Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Ardsley Mills (East Ardsley, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of East Ardsley with its 2 textile mills.

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