Yorkshire Industrial Heritage

Stoney Bank Mill

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Basic information

Name
Stoney Bank Mill.
Township
Wooldale.
Civil Parish
Holmfirth.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63212.
NGR
SE 1569 0988.
UTM
53.58527528, -1.764467817

Description

Woollen mill, established probably in early 19th century. Site comprises two mills, one with an engine house, a boiler house and chimney, warehouse, dyehouse, other ancillary buildings, including a cart shed, a range of dwellings, and earthworks and mill dam. Little of pre-1850 date survives: original water-powered mill rebuilt c1860 incorporating existing wheelhouse, and steam-powered mill of five storeys and thirteen bays was built at approximately same date. Occupation by woollen manufacturers after 1850 raises question of where powerloom weaving was sited, for no sheds were ever built for this purpose. Water power continued in use into 20th century, although steam engine within the larger mill appears to have powered both main buildings.

Pictures

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Image of Stoney Bank Mill.

Ortophotographic map

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

Site

Map of Wooldale with its 14 textile mills.

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