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Folly Hall Mills

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Basic information

Name
Folly Hall Mills.
Township
Huddersfield.
Civil Parish
Huddersfield.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63095.
NGR
SE 1419 1599.
UTM
53.64023543, -1.786849759

Description

Room and power mill, established 1825 by Joseph Kaye, a local entrepreneur and builder. By c1850 complex included six-storeyed seventeen-bay fireproof mill, rebuilt in 1844 after fire, two further mills, a 'weaving factory' of loomshop form, 'stoves' (probably heated cloth dryhouses), teasing shops and a gas plant. In 1844 the mill tenants included merchants, manufacturers, cloth finishers and 'country jobbers', and in 1861 twenty-eight businesses operated from the complex. The largest mill, that of 1844, has an elaborate main front with a central pediment and smaller pediments over the end bays; internally the roof has arched cast-iron trusses. The mill, with about 4,300 square metres of working space, was among the largest structures in the woollen branch before 1850.

Pictures

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Image of Folly Hall Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Folly Hall Mills (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Huddersfield with its 47 textile mills.

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