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Washpit Mill

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Basic information

Name
Washpit Mill.
Township
Wooldale.
Civil Parish
Holmfirth.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63211.
NGR
SE 1425 0670.
UTM
53.55673349, -1.786363432

Description

Woollen mill, origin unclear but certainly in existence by 1834. Earliest substantial building is water-powered mill dated 1840, of four storeys and attic, seven bays long with internal end wheelhouse and timber floors. Post 1850 expansion involved achievement of integrated working with addition of steam-powered weaving sheds c1872 and later, and construction of further spinning capacity. Installation in 1909 of Pollit and Wigzell horizontal engine ('Agnes'), still in situ.

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Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Washpit Mill (Wooldale, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Wooldale with its 14 textile mills.

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