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Britannia Mills

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Basic information

Name
Britannia Mills.
Township
Lockwood.
Civil Parish
Huddersfield.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63060.
NGR
SE 1260 1598.
UTM
53.64018589, -1.81089889

Description

Established as a steam-powered woollen mill c1830-40. Mill of four storeys and attic, eleven bays, timber floored. Owners, John Firth and Sons, built extremely large new fireproof mill (six storeys, twenty-seven bays) in 1861 as room and power mill; in 1872, the mill had nine tenants. After c1880 mill used mainly for cotton spinning, probably producing warps for the local mixed-fibre manufacture.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Britannia Mills (Lockwood, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Lockwood with its 12 textile mills.

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