Woollen mills complex along the canal, Sowerby Bridge, Upper Calderdale, West Yorkshire

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RIBApix ref no RIBA49992
Artist/PhotographerToomey, Bill (1922-)
CountryUK: England
CitySowerby Bridge
Subject Date1804
Image Date1950
Library ReferenceAP153/292
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The first fully integrated woollen mill powered by water was established at Sowerby Bridge between1778 and 1792 by the Greenup family. Since the Calder and Hebble Navigation and the Rochdale Canal (opened 1804) met at Sowerby Bridge, this former hamlet was a vital transport centre for the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Subject tags

reflections, canals, mills