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Crank Mill

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Basic information

Name
Crank Mill.
Township
Morley.
Civil Parish
Morley.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63579.
NGR
SE 2685 2823.
UTM
53.74975355, -1.59431455

Description

Steam-powered woollen mill built in early 1790s by Lord Dartmouth to provide public scribbling and fulling services. Three-storeyed seven-bay mill powered by engine in attached corner engine house. Engine house contained only cylinder of engine, leaving crank and flywheel exposed on gable wall. Later extensions and addition of dyehouse. Original engine replaced mid 19th century by enclosed beam engine in new engine house.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Crank Mill (Morley, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Morley with its 39 textile mills.

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