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Batley Carr Mills

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Basic information

Name
Batley Carr Mills.
Township
Dewsbury.
Civil Parish
Dewsbury.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63534.
NGR
SE 2435 2265.
UTM
53.6997234, -1.632661738

Description

Built in late 1820s and early 1830s as steam-powered woollen mill by the Ellis family. Early buildings included a timber-floored mill (three and a half storeys, seven bays), probably for scribbling, carding and fulling; cloth dryhouse of two storeys; dyehouse; and, by 1832, an L-shaped four-storeyed loomshop. Site expanded with addition of new timber-floored mills in 1838-40 (three and a half storeys, ten bays) and 1845 (six storeys, twelve bays, by James Radcliffe, Huddersfield), the latter and possibly the former signifying introduction of powered spinning, of a new dyehouse, and by 1855 of a weaving shed for powerlooms. Subsequent development principally involved the construction of large new weaving sheds.

Additional information

Batley Carr Mills (Joshua Ellis & Co. Ltd) is a site on this building and its change of use from industrial to residential in 2007.

Pictures

Image of Batley Carr Mills (Dewsbury, WY)

Image of Batley Carr Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Batley Carr Mills (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Dewsbury with its 69 textile mills.

Comments

1 john mullins

Posted

do you have any information as to the muslim welfare centre 28 track road batley,was it a residence for a mill owner?i recentley attended a course and was stunned by the interior,i would love to hear about its past.many thanks, john mullins.

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