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.
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