Established in 1838 as steam-powered worsted-spinning and combing mill, and under continuing direction of Samuel Cunliffe Lister, created Lord Masham in 1891, converted to silk in 1850s and grew, mainly from 1870 to 1888, into largest silk-spinning and weaving mill in Great Britain. Principal buildings: Green Shed, office and dyehouse of 1870, multistoreyed mill, warehouse and wash house, Lily Shed and Beamsley Shed of 1871-3, and Heaton Shed and Heaton Dyeworks of 1885-8. Architects, all of Bradford: Andrews Son and Pepper in 1870, Andrews and Pepper to 1885, from 1885 James Ledingham and then other architects. Associated buildings: mansions and estates acquired, including Swinton Park and Jervaulx; terraces of workers' housing next to mill; and Cartwright Memorial Hall, built as an art gallery and museum.
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