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Mill House Mill

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Basic information

Name
Mill House Mill.
Township
Sowerby.
Civil Parish
Hebden Royd ; Sowerby Bridge.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
62717.
NGR
SE 0485 2255.
UTM
53.69936548, -1.928017742

Description

Established in late 1780s as a water-powered scribbling and fulling mill by the Rawson family, woollen merchants and manufacturers and later bankers. Early buildings included the mill, only perhaps six bays long and probably of three storeys but later extended by five bays, warehouses, and a heated cloth dryhouse of three storeys and thirty bays, lit by small windows. Mill had two waterwheels, from the 1840s supplemented by a steam engine. Later buildings include warehouses (one mid 19th century, one of 1864, one c1871-2), offices, dyehouses (mid 19th century and later) and cottage. Original function of the mill was to prepare the wool and finish the cloth otherwise worked up outside the premises by Rawsons' dispersed spinners and weavers.

Pictures

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Images of Mill House Mill.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Mill House Mill (Sowerby, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Sowerby with its 12 textile mills.

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