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Stone Bridge Mills

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Basic information

Name
Stone Bridge Mills.
Township
Wortley.
Civil Parish
Leeds.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63308.
NGR
SE 2560 3286.
UTM
53.79142964, -1.612887195

Description

Established pre-1805 as steam-powered woollen scribbling and fulling mill. Early history of occupancy obscure, but by 1819 mill was working wholly or in part as integrated woollen factory, with main mill for powered scribbling, carding and fulling, workshops for hand spinning and hand weaving, finishing shops, including a cloth dryhouse, and wool and cloth warehouses. Surviving buildings include original mill (timber-floored, three storeys, nine bays) with attached end engine house, brick workshops of early 19th century date, cottages, and post-1850 mills and sheds. Early wagon boiler survives, inverted to serve as water tank.

Pictures

Image of Stone Bridge Mills (Wortley, WY)

Image of Stone Bridge Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Stone Bridge Mills (Wortley, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Wortley with its 6 textile mills.

Comments

1 John S Wilkinson

Posted

Thomas Pawson 1760-1831 of Farnley established this Mill. He was the son of William Pawson a Stonemason and Maltster who built Lawns House in Farnley but originated from the Otley area. The Mill remained in the hands of the Pawson family until it was sold by Albert Henry Pawson 1850-1935 in 1896 to Andrew Mellish.

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