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Swithen Bleachworks

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Basic information

Name
Swithen Bleachworks.
Township
Kexbrough.
Civil Parish
Darton.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
C.
NMRfn
63775.
NGR
SE 3019 1139.
UTM
53.59821601, -1.545298839

Description

Established in 1826 on site in Dearne valley to serve linen-weaving industry of nearby Barnsley. Additions in late 1830s created plan, little altered by 1895, with principal buildings around courtyard, steam engine and boiler house at corner, and service buildings, including gas house, beyond. House adjacent; two reservoirs in surrounding grassland. Site closed 1907. Demolished.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Swithen Bleachworks (Kexbrough, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Kexbrough with its only one textile mill.

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