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Aireworth Mills

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Basic information

Name
Aireworth Mills.
Township
Keighley.
Civil Parish
Keighley.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
62297.
NGR
SE 0725 4195.
UTM
53.87370456, -1.891217743

Description

Water-powered cotton mill, established in 1787, rebuilt 1808 and converted to worsted spinning in 1813. Conversion from cotton to worsted spinning, common in the Keighley area in the early 19th century, did not involve structural alterations. Mill of 1808, of three storeys and thirteen bays, is timber-floored and has corner wheelhouse and added circular stair tower. It originally abutted a range including warehouse and cottages. In 1835 powerlooms were introduced to the mill. The complex expanded with the addition of a warehouse (c1845), engine and boiler houses (c1850), shed for weaving or combing (1870), and later warehouse, sheds, dressing room (1891, by W and J B Bailey of Bradford and Keighley), extension to the mill and new horizontal engine house (1893).

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Aireworth Mills (Keighley, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Keighley with its 56 textile mills.

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