Yorkshire Industrial Heritage

Low Mill

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Basic information

Name
Low Mill.
Township
Keighley.
Civil Parish
Keighley.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
B.
NMRfn
62356.
NGR
SE 0660 4120.
UTM
53.86697222, -1.901119556

Description

First cotton-spinning mill built in Yorkshire, begun as speculation by Thomas Ramsden of Halifax and completed in 1780 by Claytons and Walshman who in 1783-4 also built Langcliffe Mill, Langcliffe, near Settle. Four-storeyed sixteen-bay water-powered mill, by 1788 with adjoining warehouse and steam engine to pump water back into dam. Extensive sheds and warehouses added after site taken for worsted manufacture c1840 by John Craven. Partly demolished.

Additional information

Fosters Low Mills Furniture is placed here. It is partly left.

Ortophotographic map

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

Site

Map of Keighley with its 56 textile mills.

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