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West House Mill

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Basic information

Name
West House Mill.
Township
Fewston.
Civil Parish
Fewston.
Country
North Yorkshire.
Type of record
C.
NMRfn
63849.
NGR
SE 168 555.
UTM
53.99526818, -1.745231152

Description

Water-powered flax-spinning mill built in 1797, used for cotton spinning from 1850-1 and silk spinning from 1856-64. Large, five-storeyed mill enlarged before 1816 by addition of warehouse, mill extension, supplementary steam engine, loomshop, bleach house and air drying rooms. Heated dryhouse and new warehouse and bleachworks built between 1820 and 1843. Associated buildings: millowners' houses, workers' cottages and two apprentice houses. Demolished.

Pictures

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Image of West House Mill.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of West House Mill (Fewston, North Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Fewston with its only one textile mill.

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