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Folly Hall Mills

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Basic information

Name
Folly Hall Mills.
Township
Huddersfield.
Civil Parish
Huddersfield.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63095.
NGR
SE 1419 1599.
UTM
53.64023543, -1.786849759

Description

Room and power mill, established 1825 by Joseph Kaye, a local entrepreneur and builder. By c1850 complex included six-storeyed seventeen-bay fireproof mill, rebuilt in 1844 after fire, two further mills, a 'weaving factory' of loomshop form, 'stoves' (probably heated cloth dryhouses), teasing shops and a gas plant. In 1844 the mill tenants included merchants, manufacturers, cloth finishers and 'country jobbers', and in 1861 twenty-eight businesses operated from the complex. The largest mill, that of 1844, has an elaborate main front with a central pediment and smaller pediments over the end bays; internally the roof has arched cast-iron trusses. The mill, with about 4,300 square metres of working space, was among the largest structures in the woollen branch before 1850.

Pictures

Image of Folly Hall Mills (Huddersfield, WY)

Image of Folly Hall Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Folly Hall Mills (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Huddersfield with its 47 textile mills.

Comments

1 STEVE CLAYTON

Posted

Is it possible to visit this mill & view interior?

Thanks.

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