Cotton

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I hope you will find here before too long a general introduction to this industry. In the meantime please look at the site featured below for an example of its development.

FEATURED SITE

Langthwaite Cotton Mill (article)

Cotton Mill at Cark-in-Cartmel (website)

MORE SITES TO VISIT

Denton Holme, Carlisle NY400550 A 19th century cotton milling area, consisting of a series of mills with their associated housing.
Shaddon Mill, Carlisle NY394557 Built by Peter Dixon in 1836 as a seven storey steam-powered cotton mill, with a chimney of 320ft. at the time the tallest in the world. Cotton spinning ceased in 1883 and the mill changed to woollen production with weaving sheds added
Buckabank Mill, Dalston NY371493 A two storey stone built cotton mill with a large brick chimney. The extensive mill race is still in existence.
Stoddart’s Cotton Mill, Cockermouth NY123309 On the bank of the River Cocker. 1800 date-stone at the south end. Now a store for the brewery.
Backbarrow Cotton Mills SD357859 South Mill was first used as a corn mill, then for paper. It burnt down in 1782 and was rebuilt as a cotton mill. Entirely rebuilt in 1823 and worked until 1866 before conversion to an ultramarine works.
Low Mill, Ulverston SD297776 Originally a cotton mill, later a tannery.