Established in 1850 as steam-powered worsted-spinning mill. First building, a spinning shed, no longer extant. Complex comprises six-storeyed twenty-bay pedimented mill, timber-floored over a fireproof ground floor which includes internal boiler house, attached engine houses (one for a beam engine, a later one for a vertical engine, storeyed warehouses, single and double-storeyed shed, offices, including time office, and dwellings). Mill run as worsted-spinning factory by John Maude and Co until being taken over c1897 by John Horsfall and Sons and converted to manufacture of woollen blankets.
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