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Anyone feel the need to be MOD?
Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2010 6:14 pm by meanwood_monks
Been thinking about this for a while now.

Some of you guys/gals have been here since day 1. Cheers for all your support over this time.
Was wondering if anyone was wanting to keep an eye on things and have MOD rights here.



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PostSubject: Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting   Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 22, 2008 4:43 am

In 1780, the first cotton mill in Yorkshire was built, harnessing the power of the river Worth. Low Mill was built by Ramsdens of Halifax and completed by Clayton and Walshman from Lancashire. It used a series of channels to direct and regulate the water flow to power the cotton spinning machines.
Today the Grade 1 listed mill lies empty and forgotten next to Aldi. To be honest it looked fairly uninteresting as we passed, but there seemed to be some interesting machinery in front of it. It would be rude not to check it out.
First view
Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting 3127040865_46cecff0c4

Inside was stripped completely, and no stairs remained. A couple of cans lay disgarded on the floor.
Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting 3127865398_c97f3f61f5

It looks like things are slowly happening here, with the odd wall being skimmed and fairly newish pillars supporting the floor.
Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting 3127033255_0c56fe300f

The main interest to this was outside, and looked an exciting combination of gears to raise up a sluice.
Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting 3127858278_deefbf9bb4

By 1788 there was a warehouse and a steam engine which was used to pump water back into the dam. Looking up at the gate.
Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting 3127026651_5303594ffd

The machinery looked to be in excellent working order. I'm afraid to confess a school boy error at this part of the miniexplore in not trying it. Am I banned from the site?
Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting 3127023303_0b3a345be3

A view towards the River Worth from the sluice gate
Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting 3127019689_cd0c9cd6b5


In 1829 the three private fire engines serving Low Mill were made available for public use, with a fire bell fitted at the mill in 1846. Low Mill was bought by John Craven c.1840 and converted to worsted manufacture. Today there was no sign of fire engines or bell.
By 1823 there were 44 worsted manufacturers in Keighley.

Low Mill, Keighley, Dec 08 8 pics and 1 painting Painting
After a Water Colour by Harry Turner from One Hundred Years The Parish of Keighley 1848-1958 by Harry Bancroft, Asa Briggs and Eric Treacy, 1948, book collection of Maggie Land Blanck

Not a lot to see here, but maybe worthy of a mention as it was the first cotton mill in Yorkshire, probably due it's close proximity to Lancashire.
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Whats happened to the rest of the buildings. There was a lovely cobbled archway leading into the mill yard.
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Hi mate. Sadly that was the only building left, which was a shame. No archway, or cobbles, just Aldi.
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Just been in there tonight, Be careful if you go exploring in there now, as the local junkies seem to using it as a shooting gallery, needles and paraphanalia everywhere.Also ground floor doors and windows are sealed, but access is still easy.
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I can remember the old site before it was developed. 2 or 3 big mills down there.
Cavendish street used to have some great explores before ppoundstretcher and the other shops were there. Can anyone remember the big mill there?? huge mill pond with carp in it.
Also the old cinema next the mill entrance? Went playing in there as a kid. would love to see some old pics of them.
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