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Spedding Oddy's rag warehouse

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Basic information

Name
Spedding Oddy's rag warehouse.
Township
Ossett.
Civil Parish
Ossett.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63658.
NGR
SE 2767 2030.
UTM
53.67843726, -1.582585814

Description

Built in 1864-5 as combined dwelling and warehouse, the latter for rag storage and grading. One of a number of such rag warehouses in Ossett serving local recovered wool, and especially mungo, manufacturers. The work of a rag merchant involved sorting, seaming, ripping, cutting and packing of rags, and these processes were usually arranged within the warehouse in a sequence starting on the top floor and working down. Firm of Spedding Oddy had occupied this warehouse since the 1930s and continued in business until recent years.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Spedding Oddy's rag warehouse (Ossett, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Ossett with its 27 textile mills.

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