Yorkshire Industrial Heritage

Phoenix Mill

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Basic information

Name
Phoenix Mill.
Township
Soothill.
Civil Parish
Barley ; Dewsbury.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63514.
NGR
SE 2478 2400.
UTM
53.71183694, -1.626041438

Description

Small mill, reputedly built for machine making c1860, but by 1875 in use as a wool, rag, and shoddy, and mungo warehouse. Main building of three storeys and seven bays with internal engine and boiler houses, the latter with evidence for a perforated iron floor over to allow air to rise to a drying chamber. Form of building suggests conventional use as woollen mill rather than for engineering or storage purposes. Rag grinding housed in separate range with brick-arched ceiling over ground floor. Interesting example of small-scale mill with typical local association with recovered wool production. Demolished.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Phoenix Mill (Soothill, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Soothill with its 28 textile mills.

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