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Basic information

Moor End Mill.
Civil Parish
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
SE 2274 2287.
53.70177299, -1.657030919


Built in 1876 as a steam-powered woollen mill to designs by J Kirk and Sons of Huddersfield and Dewsbury. Complex comprised main timber-floored mill building of two storeys and eight bays, engine and boiler houses and chimney, detached willey room, and long cloth dryhouse attached to one side of the mill. With buildings involved in preparatory (willeying) and finishing (cloth drying) stages of production, mill may have functioned as part of a concern also working at another site , for unlikely that main building could have accommodated all intermediate stages of manufacture. The use of a long single-storeyed cloth dryhouse at this date is characteristic of the Heavy Woollen area and appears to be linked to the techniques required in the drying of blankets (See also Low Mill, Dewsbury, Calder Bank Mills, Dewsbury, and Syke lng Mill, Soothill. Demolished.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Moor End Mill (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire).


Map of Dewsbury with its 69 textile mills.


1 Helen Edge


Moor End Mills was the business of my Great great Grandfather, Thomas Robinson. It was continued by his sons, particularly George, my Great grandfather who lived from 1843 - 1888. They won a prize medal in 1851 in London. I wonder if it is anything to do with the Great Exhibition? Does anyone know when exactly it was demolished? I would love to know more.

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