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Bent Ley Mill

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Basic information

Name
Bent Ley Mill.
Township
Meltham.
Civil Parish
Meltham.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63027.
NGR
SE 1098 1125.
UTM
53.5977079, -1.835566408

Description

Steam-powered silk-throwing mill built in 1840 to produce yarn from raw silk, but by 1872 also used for waste-silk spinning. Mill of 1840 a single-storeyed shed with cast-iron roof trusses and attached two-storeyed warehouse and office; dyehouse added by 1847. Change of ownership in 1890 led to major expansion of shed area, in particular to building of two sheds and new power plant to designs dated 1901-2 by Stott and Sons of Manchester. Associated buildings: workers' housing.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Bent Ley Mill (Meltham, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Meltham with its 17 textile mills.

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