Barkerend Mills, Bradford

“Barkerend Mills established in 1815 as steam-powered worsted-spinning mill. Early buildings included mill (timber-floored four storeys, eight bays with internal end engine house), warehouses on street frontage, and house. Later expansion of warehouses, addition of new mills (1852, four storeys plus basement and attic, twenty-four bays, timber-floored, projecting privy tower designed by W Metcalf of Bradford; c1870, six storeys, seventeen bays, fireproof); and construction of combing sheds (1864, by Milnes and France of Bradford, replacing earlier provision for combing. Mill of c1870 shows evolution of transmission system from upright shaft In shaft tower to rope race. Late 19th-century partial conversion to room and power mill.”


Explored: July 2020


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