Yorkshire Industrial Heritage

Bean Ing Mills

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Basic information

Name
Bean Ing Mills.
Township
Leeds.
Civil Parish
Leeds.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
C.
NMRfn
63389.
NGR
SE 290 334.
UTM
53.79610541, -1.561228035

Description

Established by Benjamin Gott, woollen merchant, in 1792 as integrated woollen mill. Early complex comprised a large steam-powered mill for scribbling, carding and fulling, spinning rooms, long ranges of loomshops, a dyewood-grinding mill, probably dyehouses, and finishing shops. Later expansion saw rebuilding of dyehouses, construction of heated cloth dryhouses, the first, in 1814, being the earliest known example of the type in the county, extensions to the mill, including work between 1824 and 1829 by William Fairbairn, warehouses, and a gas plant. In terms of organisation of production and of scale, Bean Ing Mills was of great significance. Demolished.

Pictures

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Image of Bean Ing Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Bean Ing Mills (Leeds, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Leeds with its 62 textile mills.

Comments

1 John Bean

Posted

Around 1830 my gt gt grandfather began working for Benjamin Gott at his home in Armley House (Known as Gotts Park). I like to think that, as the mills were at that point known as Bean Ing's. That Benjamin may have been swayed to employ William due to his name and found it amusing.

William remained employed by the Gott family until the late 1860's, having been born in the tiny village of Heck near Goole.

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