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Old Lane Mill

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Basic information

Name
Old Lane Mill.
Township
Northowram.
Civil Parish
Halifax; Queensbury and Shelf.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
62765.
NGR
SE 0860 2635.
UTM
53.73347263, -1.871115218

Description

Built in 1825-8 as a steam-powered integrated worsted mill by James Akroyd, an innovative worsted manufacturer. Main building was a large fireproof mill, L-shaped on plan, six storeys high and fifteen bays long, with internal end engine house. Design gave loading passage on ground floor and upper floors with working areas in main range, offices, storerooms and stair in wing, and polygonal privy tower on rear wall. Arched cast-iron roof trusses. Engine house has decorative window surround and plaster ceiling and retains beam floor. Detached boiler house with integral chimney. Multi-storeyed mill represents an important experiment, in terms of design and construction, in integrated working in the worsted industry, since it was built in first years of use of the powerloom to house both spinning and weaving.

Pictures

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Image of Old Lane Mill.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Old Lane Mill (Northowram, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Northowram with its 13 textile mills.

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