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List of mills in Clitheroe

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Clitheroe in Lancashire, England is known for limestone quarrying, but it also developed a cotton industry.

The mills

{{#if:| {{#if:Built in 1788 as a brewery, it became a printworks in 1809 and a sizing house in 1823. In 1834 a 7 storey spinning mill with weaving sheds was built, the engine was by William Roberts & Co of Nelson.The mill burnt down in 1896 but was reconstructed. In 2006 it had become a furniture warehouse with shops.| {{#if:| {{#if:| {{#if:| {{#if:File:Holmes Mill Clitheroe 8464.JPGThis is a complex combined mill which has housed spinning, weaving and printing, spinning and sizing in an 1823 four storey 13 bay block, and an 1830s block. The offices and warehouses were built in 1843 and weaving sheds in 1853. At this time there were 16,000 mule spindles and 707 looms. It was powered by at least two beam engines supplemented by a 24" x 3' stroke horizontal. These were replaced in 1910 by a 350 IHP Clayton, Goodfellow & Co. Ltd horizontal cross-compound type. This worked at 68rpm| {{#if:File:Jubilee Mill from Clitheroe Castle 8239.JPGThese were single storey stone built power weaving sheds built in 1887 by The Clitheroe Jubilee Mill Company Ltd. There was a sandstone engine house with a brick chimney. The current occupants are Trutex, the large school uniform manufacturing company.| {{#if:File:Clitheroe museum Low Moor Mill medal 8551.JPGThe first mill,a five storey spinning mill opened in 1782. It and 28 workers cottage were sold to Parker and Parker in 1791, and then in 1799 to Garnett and Horsfall. The mill was demolished and replaced. In 1840, power looms were introduced further buildings and a substantial number of houses were added, creating Low Moor, Lancashire, by 1928 when the mill closed, there were 200 houses, nine shops, a school, church and chapels. The 1840 mill was powered by 3 iron waterwheels on a leet from the River Ribble, supplemented by beam engines.| {{#if:File:Mill, Primrose, Clitheroe - - 777203.jpgThis site contained a late eighteenth century spinning mill, which was replaced by a calico printworks in 1810. This became a bleachworks and a dyeworks and a new spinning mill was added in 1860. The site contains a mill-pond and a mill-lodge, both fed by the Mearley Brook.| {{#if:File:The demise of Queensway Mill, Clitheroe - - 656634.jpgMaybe now Homebase| {{#if:Salford derives from 'the ford between willows'and was where the main road south crossed the Mearley Brook. A weaving shed and a spinning mill was set up here between from 1833 to 1860, though there was an earlier mill on the site. The weaving sheds survived until 2006, the current occupants are now Sainsburys| {{#if:| {{#if:| {{#if:| {{#if:Demolished and the site is used for housing. | {{#if:File:Wall of the former Waterloo Mill - - 1257305.jpg History of the Jet Engine see:Frank Whittle|
Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
Albion Mill  SD 53°52′23″N 2°23′13″W / 53.873°N 2.387°W / 53.873; -2.387 ("Albion Mill ")[1]

Brewery Mill aka Claremont Mill  SD749415 53°52′08″N 2°22′59″W / 53.869°N 2.383°W / 53.869; -2.383 ("Brewery Mill ")

Brooks Mill  SD 53°52′26″N 2°23′10″W / 53.874°N 2.386°W / 53.874; -2.386 ("Brooks Mill ")[1]

Commercial Mill  SD 53°51′47″N 2°24′00″W / 53.863°N 2.400°W / 53.863; -2.400 ("Commercial Mill ")[1]

Foulsykes Mill  SD 53°52′05″N 2°23′56″W / 53.868°N 2.399°W / 53.868; -2.399 ("Foulsykes Mill ")[1]

Holmes Mill aka Thornbers Mill and possibly Greenacre Mill  SD742414 53°52′05″N 2°23′42″W / 53.868°N 2.395°W / 53.868; -2.395 ("Holmes Mill ") 1820 Standing 201
Holmes Mill Clitheroe 8464.JPG

Jubilee Mill  SD 53°52′23″N 2°22′59″W / 53.873°N 2.383°W / 53.873; -2.383 ("Jubilee Mill ") 1887 Standing 134
Jubilee Mill from Clitheroe Castle 8239.JPG

Low Moor Mill  SD729418 53°52′19″N 2°25′01″W / 53.872°N 2.417°W / 53.872; -2.417 ("Low Moor Mill ")
Clitheroe museum Low Moor Mill medal 8551.JPG

Primrose Mills  SD738407 53°51′43″N 2°24′00″W / 53.862°N 2.400°W / 53.862; -2.400 ("Primrose Mill") 1810 Standing 211
Mill, Primrose, Clitheroe - - 777203.jpg

Queensway Mill  SD 53°52′05″N 2°23′31″W / 53.868°N 2.392°W / 53.868; -2.392 ("Queensway Mill ")
The demise of Queensway Mill, Clitheroe - - 656634.jpg

Salford Bridge Mill  SD 53°52′05″N 2°23′31″W / 53.868°N 2.392°W / 53.868; -2.392 ("Salford Bridge Mill ") 1833 173

Shaw Bridge Mill  SD 53°52′12″N 2°23′17″W / 53.870°N 2.388°W / 53.870; -2.388 ("Shaw Bridge Mill ")[2]

Shaw Bridge Old Mill  SD 53°52′19″N 2°23′13″W / 53.872°N 2.387°W / 53.872; -2.387 ("Shawbridge Old Mill ")[3]

Upbrooks Mill  SD 53°52′30″N 2°22′26″W / 53.875°N 2.374°W / 53.875; -2.374 ("Upbrooks Mill ")[4]

Victoria Mill  SD 53°52′05″N 2°23′56″W / 53.868°N 2.399°W / 53.868; -2.399 ("Victoria Mill ")

Waterloo Mill  SD 53°52′08″N 2°22′59″W / 53.869°N 2.383°W / 53.869; -2.383 ("Waterloo Mill ")
Wall of the former Waterloo Mill - - 1257305.jpg


See also


  1. ^ a b c d Lancashire? (Map) (1st? ed.). 1 : 2,534. County Series?. Ordnance Survey. 1890.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Shaw Bridge Mill  (1576845)". Heritage Gateway. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Shawbridge Old Mill  (1591704)". Heritage Gateway. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Upbrooks Mill  (1576845)". Heritage Gateway. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  5. ^ Ashmore 1982, pp. 197,198


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