New York, North Yorkshire

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New York
New York is located in North Yorkshire
New York
New York
 New York shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE196628
Civil parish Hartwith cum Winsley
District Harrogate
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARROGATE
Postcode district HG3
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 54°03′41″N 1°42′04″W / 54.061300°N 1.701200°W / 54.061300; -1.701200

New York is a settlement in Nidderdale in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is on the River Nidd, near Summerbridge, and about 2.5 miles (4 km) south-east of Pateley Bridge.

The settlement originated as terraces of weavers' houses around a flax mill built by William Hebden in about 1814 on agricultural land by the River Nidd. In 1834 the mill was acquired by Francis Thorpe of Knaresborough, who renamed it New York Mill. By 1834 Thorpe was employing 150 people at the mill. In the 1870s the export of yarn declined, and the business failed in 1883. In 1889 the Gill family bought the mill, rebuilt it and replaced the old water wheels with a water turbine. In 1891 they installed a second turbine to provide the first electric light in Nidderdale.[1] The Gills started to spin yarns of hemp for the production of twine. They modernised the mill in the 1930s, and in the 1960s started to spin artificial fibres for carpets. The Gill family sold the mill in 1968, and the new owners closed it in 1980. The property has now been converted into a small industrial estate.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jennings, Bernard (1992). A History of Nidderdale. pp. 259–261. ISBN 1-85072-114-9. 
  2. ^ Stark, Ann (2012). Exploring the Heritage of Hartwith cum Winsley Parish. Hartwith Heritage Group. pp. 69–75. 

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