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Brookroyd Mills

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Basic information

Name
Brookroyd Mills.
Township
Stainland.
Civil Parish
Elland.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
62985.
NGR
SE 0900 1950.
UTM
53.67189766, -1.865248262

Description

Established c1795 as water-powered woollen scribbling mill by John Shaw, previously a shalloon (worsted) manufacturer. Firm of John Shaw and Sons changed from woollen to worsted manufacturing c1866. Additions on a restricted scale before 1850, then massive expansion with construction of five multi-storeyed mills and a weaving shed before 1880. Three mills survived in 1986: B Mill and A Mill of 1860 and 1866, both fireproof, form a single long five-storeyed range of thirty-five bays with central engine house, and New Mill, of c 1920, a five-storeyed structure of reinforced concrete with brick outer walls. Associated buildings: workers' housing, manufacturer's mansion (Brooklands), Chapel, Mechanics' Institute. Largely demolished.

Pictures

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Images of Brookroyd Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Brookroyd Mills (Stainland, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Stainland with its 8 textile mills.

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