Yorkshire Industrial Heritage

Green Grove Mills

Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Kirkburton > Green Grove Mills

Basic information

Name
Green Grove Mills.
Township
Kirkburton.
Civil Parish
Kirkburton.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63151.
NGR
SE 1899 1369.
UTM
53.6194117, -1.714389723

Description

Established in 1833-4 as two-storeyed six-bay handloom-weaving shop by partnership of two fancy weavers and a dyer. Rare survival of an intermediate stage in transition from domestic production to factory system. Powerlooms apparently not introduced to the mill until the 1870s or later, illustrating predominance of handloom weaving in fancy manufacturing long after the powerloom had become common in rest of woollen branch. Loomshop was heightened and lengthened c1850. A tentering shed, dyehouse, warehouse, power plant and cottages complete the complex.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Green Grove Mills (Kirkburton, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Kirkburton with its 6 textile mills.

No comments yet

Get the conversation started by leaving the first comment on Green Grove Mills.

Post a comment or question

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Yorkshire textile mills, 2010-17. About this site.