Mealbank is on the River Mint, 2.5 miles north-east of Kendal. Developed by the family firm of Braithwaite after 1834, the general site having been used for woollen, snuff and corn mills some time before 1767. More than 350 people employed here in the late 19th century in a fully integrated mill with machinery for preparation, spinning and weaving.
The industrial archaeology of the Lake Counties : M Davies-Shiel & J D Marshall, David & Charles, 1969
Here is a selection of photos from the Mike Davies-Shiel collection, all of which can be seen on the Cumbria Archive Service’s website. Most are his originals, some of them his copies of older items.