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Mill Buildings at Low Mills

A Grade II* Listed Building in Keighley, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.8667 / 53°51'59"N

Longitude: -1.9018 / 1°54'6"W

OS Eastings: 406552

OS Northings: 441165

OS Grid: SE065411

Mapcode National: GBR HR5Q.1N

Mapcode Global: WHB7W.R2KK

Entry Name: Mill Buildings at Low Mills

Listing Date: 12 February 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200162

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338250

Location: Keighley, Bradford, BD21

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Keighley

Built-Up Area: Keighley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Keighley

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 04 SE (west side)
Mill Building at Low Mills

GV 11*

Mill building. Late. C18. Coursed squared stone, stone slate roof.
3 storeys, 10 bays. Built on a north-south axis. Ground floor: wheel
housing under voussoired round arch at left. Other openings altered,
but 2 16-pane sash windows in plain stone surrounds with raised cills
remain. 1st floor: casement windows in plain stone surrounds with raised
cills; loading door inserted in bay 3. 2nd floor: band. Loading door
on left. Casement windows with stone lintels and cills. Part of a complex
of mill buildings, others now demolished, which was important in containing
the first cotton mill in Keighley. The original mill building was begun
by the Ramsdens of Halifax and completed by Clayton and Walshman who
began cotton spinning in June 1780. The machinery was made under the
direction of Sir Richard Arkwright. Since the cotton-spinning process
was new to this area a number of employers were sent to Arkwright's works
at Cromford, Derbyshire, to master the techniques involved. (Hodgson,
pp 212-213). In the C19 the mill was converted to worsted. J Hodgson,
Textile manufacture in Keighley, 1879.

Listing NGR: SE0655241165

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