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Hunslet Mills

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Basic information

Name
Hunslet Mills.
Township
Hunslet.
Civil Parish
Leeds.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63376.
NGR
SE 314 321.
UTM
53.78428271, -1.524926579

Description

Flax-spinning mill built in 1838-40 by John Wilkinson with probable involvement of William Fairbairn, engineer, of Manchester. Multi-storeyed mill and contemporary warehouse both fireproof; during 1840s, original warehouse heightened and extended and elaborately detailed offices created, and further warehouses and cart shed built. Single-storeyed spinning and carding shed added, probably in 1850s, as well as further warehousing and open sheds. From early 1870s mill used for woollen manufacture, initially by Oldroyds of Spinkwell Mills, Dewsbury, who built dyehouse and extended shed, converting it to weaving. Largely demolished.

Pictures

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Images of Hunslet Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Hunslet Mills (Hunslet, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Hunslet with its 15 textile mills.

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