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Cumberland Works

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Basic information

Name
Cumberland Works.
Township
Manningham.
Civil Parish
Bradford.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
62422.
NGR
SE 1375 3330.
UTM
53.79582965, -1.792742272

Description

Woolcombing works, established 1875. Bradford became the centre of the woolcombing industry, with a number of large establishments. Cumberland Works has typical layout: large sheds form main working areas, with storage basement permitted by the fall of land. The sheds were probably designed by Thomas Barker, engineer, of Bradford. Addition of large multi-storeyed warehouses, both by Thomas Barker, in 1887 and 1910 reflects changing role of the woolcomber, who came to act as main supply agency to the worsted industry, holding large stocks of raw wool and despatching it in combed state to local spinners and manufacturers. Site also had grease works and soap-making works.

Pictures

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Image of Cumberland Works.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Cumberland Works (Manningham, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Manningham with its 18 textile mills.

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