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Topcliffe Mill

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Basic information

Name
Topcliffe Mill.
Township
West Ardsley.
Civil Parish
Morley.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63610.
NGR
SE 272 266.
UTM
53.73508536, -1.589149984

Description

Built in 1906 by established rag merchant and used largely as a warehouse. Morley was an important centre of the recovered wool industry and the town had a number of rag dealers, some also involved in the manufacture of shoddy and mungo from rags: David Banks, Topcliffe Mill's builder, appears to have been both merchant and manufacturer. Mill comprised main three-storeyed ten-bay block with attached engine house and offices and open shed and stable. Mill building is typical local style -red brick with mill name and date picked out in white. Engine house originally had gas engine, probably powering rag-shaking machines on ground floor.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Topcliffe Mill (West Ardsley, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of West Ardsley with its 4 textile mills.

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