Yorkshire Industrial Heritage

Meltham Mills

Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Meltham > Meltham Mills

Basic information

Name
Meltham Mills.
Township
Meltham.
Civil Parish
Meltham.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63031.
NGR
SE 1090 1085.
UTM
53.59411426, -1.836789028

Description

Established by William Brook as woollen mill in late 18th century, converted to cotton spinning by 1805, and developed by Brooks into one of largest cotton mills in Yorkshire, from mid 19th century concentrating on thread manufacture. Site both water and steam powered, with six multi-storeyed mills, up to six storeys high and thirteen bays long, built before 1850. Single-storeyed sheds built after 1850, and five-storeyed mill in 1927-8. Other buildings included gasworks, bleachworks, dyehouse and saw mill. Associated buildings: manufacturers' mansions, including Meltham Hall; extensive workers' housing on mill site and elsewhere; public buildings including churches, schools, Convalescent Home, and Carlile Institute and Town Hall in Meltham. Largely demolished.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Meltham Mills (Meltham, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Meltham with its 17 textile mills.

No comments yet

Get the conversation started by leaving the first comment on Meltham Mills.

Post a comment or question

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Yorkshire textile mills, 2010-17. About this site.