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Try Mills

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Basic information

Name
Try Mills.
Township
Manningham.
Civil Parish
Bradford.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
62482.
NGR
SE 1524 3341.
UTM
53.79677715, -1.770117361

Description

Steam-powered worsted-spinning mill established in 1865 and built to designs of James Ogilvie of Bradford. Small plot, but exploited to full by construction of storeyed buildings around narrow yard. First phase comprised warehouse on street front; timber-floored spinning mill at right angles, of three storeys with basement and attic and of eighteen bays, engine and boiler houses, and a range of buildings giving offices, cottage, coach house and stabling. This first phase immediately supplemented by second phase comprising four-storeyed eleven-bay spinning mill extension and warehouse. Siting of engine house in completed complex -between the two mill phases -suggests the development was planned as a 'double mill', favourable economic circumstances in the boom years of the 1860s perhaps accelerating progress-towards completion.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Try Mills (Manningham, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Manningham with its 18 textile mills.

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