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Marshall's Mill

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Basic information

Name
Marshall's Mill.
Township
Holbeck.
Civil Parish
Leeds.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
41529.
NGR
SE 2950 3265.
UTM
53.78933665, -1.553709233

Description

Foremost flax-spinning mill in England, established in 1791 by John Marshall and also used for many years for linen weaving. Large-scale early growth: by 1795 buildings included two spinning mills, heckling shops, air dryhouse and warehouse. Early 19th-century expansion, all of fireproof construction, included warehouse of 1806, slightly later dryhouse and mechanics' shop, and Mills C, D and E built in 1815-16, 1826-7 and 1829-31. Temple Mill, a top-lit single-storeyed shed of 1838-41 intended for integrated production, and adjacent offices of 1842-3, both have Egyptian-style facades. Associated buildings: several millowners' mansions built or purchased, some workers' housing, two schools, a church. Partly demolished.

Pictures

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Images of Marshall's Mill.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Marshall's Mill (Holbeck, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Holbeck with its 16 textile mills.

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