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Prospect Mill

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Basic information

Name
Prospect Mill.
Township
Thornton.
Civil Parish
Denholme; Thornton.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
62396.
NGR
SE 1017 3262.
UTM
53.78979935, -1.847112215

Description

Steam-powered worsted mill. First buildings on site were dwellings of 1831, the base of a family putting-out business. Mill and warehouse built 1849, representing shift away from dispersed working. Mill, of four storeys and attic and eleven bays and with timber floors, had corner engine house probably for vertical engine. Second warehouse built 1855, followed by second mill (c1860, three storeys, eleven bays) and six-bay extension to first mill (c1865). Occupiers, Joshua Craven and Son, were both spinners and manufacturers, and it is likely that parts of the main mills were used for powerloom weaving. Associated buildings: manufacturer's house, Ashfield House, to east of mills, of c1860; workers' housing, pre-dating mill, in Prospect Street.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Prospect Mill (Thornton, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Thornton with its 9 textile mills.

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