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Barkerend Mills

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Basic information

Barkerend Mills.
Civil Parish
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
SE 1745 3345.
53.79706773, -1.736564689


Established in 1815 as steam-powered worsted-spinning mill. Early buildings included mill (timber-floored four storeys, eight bays with internal end engine house), warehouses on street frontage, and house. Later expansion of warehouses, addition of new mills (1852, four storeys plus basement and attic, twenty-four bays, timber-floored, projecting privy tower designed by W Metcalf of Bradford; c1870, six storeys, seventeen bays, fireproof); and construction of combing sheds (1864, by Milnes and France of Bradford, replacing earlier provision for combing. Mill of c1870 shows evolution of transmission system from upright shaft In shaft tower to rope race. Late 19th-century partial conversion to room and power mill. Largely demolished.

Additional information

Barkerend is an inner-city area in the Bowling and Barkerend ward of the Bradford District, in the English county of West Yorkshire. Barkerend is located to the east of Bradford city centre.

Off Barkerend roundabout was the now partially demolished Barkerend Mills. These mills were established in 1815 as a steam powered worsted spinning mill. The street front buildings being warehouses with an arched gateway into the mill complex behind. More mills were added in 1852 and the last block (seen on the image left with chimney) still remains today, disused and minus the chimney.

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Aerial photographic view of Barkerend Mills (Bradford, West Yorkshire).


Map of Bradford with its 56 textile mills.

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