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Basic information

Mill House Mill.
Civil Parish
Hebden Royd ; Sowerby Bridge.
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
SE 0485 2255.
53.69936548, -1.928017742


Established in late 1780s as a water-powered scribbling and fulling mill by the Rawson family, woollen merchants and manufacturers and later bankers. Early buildings included the mill, only perhaps six bays long and probably of three storeys but later extended by five bays, warehouses, and a heated cloth dryhouse of three storeys and thirty bays, lit by small windows. Mill had two waterwheels, from the 1840s supplemented by a steam engine. Later buildings include warehouses (one mid 19th century, one of 1864, one c1871-2), offices, dyehouses (mid 19th century and later) and cottage. Original function of the mill was to prepare the wool and finish the cloth otherwise worked up outside the premises by Rawsons' dispersed spinners and weavers.


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Aerial photographic view of Mill House Mill (Sowerby, West Yorkshire).


Map of Sowerby with its 12 textile mills.

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