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Basic information

Burlington Mills.
Civil Parish
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
SE 0678 4134.
53.86822823, -1.898379304

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Burlington Mills (Keighley, West Yorkshire).


Map of Keighley with its 56 textile mills.


1 Martin Harrison


The mill was occupied by A R Harrison and Co (Keighley) Ltd between 1919 and 1964 when the company closed done. The mill operated as a Commission Manufacturer certinly in its later years. See Keighley News 4/2/1950:-

"One of Largest Commission Manufacturers

in the World

Firm makes a wide range of materials with a bigger variety than any other worsted mill in the town - ladies fine quality dress material, costume cloths, suitings,and overcoatings, woven entirely on

commission. While speciality cloths from 5oz to 30oz per yard are regularly woven, the bulk of the work is on suitings from 14oz to 20oz. Much of their fancy

worsteds go for export and can be seen in all parts of the world.

A night shift has been running for the past past two years and now some 40 looms run at night manned principally by European Volunteer Workers. During the

day about 140 looms are running but this figure will shortly be much increased when a large weaving shed at present un-used (will be brought into use).

2 Martin Harrison


During World War One the premises were a National Shell Factory. My grandfather's company A R Harrison and Co (Keighley) moved in in 1919. He moved from Calversyke Mills (also known as West Lane Mills).

3 Susan waller


I have a photo album from 1919 Arthur Royston Harrison was my great grandfather I'm trying to find out more about the mill and where the deeds are kept as I'm doing family history project any help on this appreciated my grandmother was Dorothy harrison the mill owners daughter one of five children approx.

4 Susan waller


I'm visiting the mill in few weeks I'm Dorothy waller.s nee (harrison)I'm her grandchild wonderful history I'm also going to visit sir captain tom moore.s memorial whilst I'm in keighley fascinating family history. #

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