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Lawrence Street Flax Mill

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Basic information

Name
Lawrence Street Flax Mill.
Township
York.
Civil Parish
York.
Country
North Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
60732.
NGR
SE 6113 5133.
UTM
53.95446111, -1.069942207

Description

Built as an integrated flax-spinning and linen-weaving mill shortly before 1816, the spinning undertaken in a steam-powered fireproof mill of three storeys and ten bays, hand heckling and weaving in adjacent buildings. Cloth bleached at Heslington Bleach Works, Heslington. Warehouse added to mill before c1825, when second fireproof mill of four storeys and thirteen bays built with engine house and boiler house powering whole range. After 1872 used by comb makers, then by hide and tallow brokers. Limited demolition.

Pictures

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Image of Lawrence Street Flax Mill.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Lawrence Street Flax Mill (York, North Yorkshire).

Site

Map of York with its 2 textile mills.

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