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Globe Mills

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Basic information

Globe Mills.
Civil Parish
Colne Valley.
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
SE 0810 1405.
53.6229267, -1.879010991


Established in 1887 as worsted-spinning mill by Globe Worsted Company, a newly formed combination of local manufacturers. Site, divided by a public road, was developed in stages. First mill, detached boiler house, chimney and offices built between road and canal In 1887-8, possibly to designs by Thomas Varley of Slaithwaite, with second mill or warehouse built on other half of plot in 1889. Main mill is fireproof, of five storeys and thirty-three bays, and has central engine house and rope race. Sheds were added to the mill, one at least used for combing. The 1889 mill/warehouse, of five storeys with a basement and of fifteen bays, is of fireproof construction and had a small engine originally. It was connected to main mill from beginning by an overhead walkway.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Globe Mills (Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire).


Map of Slaithwaite with its 14 textile mills.

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