Barkerend mill – cityscapes – October 11

Barkerend Mills. Established 1815 as steam powered worsted spinning mill. Early buildings included a four storey mill, eight bays with internal engine house. The street front buildings are warehouses with an arched gateway into the mill complex behind. More mills were added in 1852 and the last block was that on the left with chimney. Designed by W Metcalf of Bradford in c1870, six storeys, 17 bays, fireproof. Internal engine house with original shaft drive and later external stone rope race. The c1870 mill stands but has lost its chimney. The rest seems to have been demolished.
These images where taken from the fire escape on the side of the former mill.


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