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Firth Street Mills

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Basic information

Name
Firth Street Mills.
Township
Huddersfield.
Civil Parish
Huddersfield.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63091.
NGR
SE 1475 1609.
UTM
53.64111888, -1.778375074

Description

Steam-powered woollen mill, built in 1865-6. Site originally comprised only a mill of five storeys and twenty-one bays with internal engine house, boiler house, chimney, cottage and time office. Mill is of fireproof construction with double-span roof with iron trusses. Boiler house had two wool-drying rooms over, each with a perforated cast-iron floor. By 1866 a tentering place for cloth drying by machine had been added. Not known whether weaving was originally performed on site or elsewhere. After 1886 the mill was bought by a cotton spinner and three years later weaving sheds were added.

Pictures

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Image of Firth Street Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Firth Street Mills (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Huddersfield with its 47 textile mills.

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