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Knowle Mill

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Basic information

Name
Knowle Mill.
Township
Keighley.
Civil Parish
Keighley.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
62351.
NGR
SE 0600 4035.
UTM
53.8593397, -1.910259892

Description

Steam-powered worsted-spinning mill. Planned as double mill by J B Bailey and Sons, Keighley, with first phase of 1906-8 providing a seventeen-bay mill of four storeys and basement with engine house, boiler house, chimney and small shed. Second phase, of 1926, gave nineteen-bay addition to mill, carried out in same style. Engine house and rope race, sited to one end of first mill, became central after addition of extension.

Additional information

Historic England entry on this building.

Pictures

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Images of Knowle Mill.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Knowle Mill (Keighley, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Keighley with its 56 textile mills.

Comments

1 Hartley Hird

Posted

I think my great grandfather owned a textile mill in Keighley during the early 1800s and apparently a relative-Thomas Hird was operating spindles at the Knowle Mill around 1910

My grandfather, Francis Hird came to the US in 1866 via Liverpool

The neighborhood in Philadelphia that he selltled in is Kensington and was the center of the textile industry in the US during the early 1900s. Is there a source for more info related to Hird Family-textile available?

Thanks

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