Template:Harle Syke mills

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Name Architect Location Built Demolished Served
Briercliffe Mill  53°48′44″N 2°12′13″W / 53.8121°N 2.2037°W / 53.8121; -2.2037 ("Briercliffe Mill")
Notes: Faces Burnley Road.[1]
Harle Syke Shed
Oxford Mill 1858
Siberia Mill 1903
 53°48′44″N 2°12′15″W / 53.8122°N 2.2041°W / 53.8122; -2.2041 ("")
1903 Burnley Ironworks Corliss mill engine in the Science Museum.jpg Notes: The Haggate Joint Stock Commercial Company opened it in 1858 as a production mill, but reorganised it in 1865 to become a 'room and power' company. Seven producer partnerships were formed by the shareholders who had been allocated looms on a pro rata basis. The companies consolidated into four main businesses. Shares in the room and power 'walls' company were traded resulting in a smaller number of shareholders with larger investments. In 1903, the 'walls' liquidated passing assets to the Harle Syke Mill Company which built a new larger shed, jokingly called Siberia Shed after a delay in providing a heating system. The mill engine which is now displayed in the Science Museum, London, was upgraded.[2]
Hill End Mill  
Notes: In Lane Bottom[3]
Kings Mill  SD868349 53°48′36″N 2°12′07″W / 53.810°N 2.202°W / 53.810; -2.202 ("Kings Mill ")
Kings Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1218676.jpg Notes:
Oxford Mill  SD8635 53°48′N 2°12′W / 53.8°N 2.2°W / 53.8; -2.2 ("Oxford Mill ")
Oxford Mill, Harle Syke - geograph.org.uk - 230926.jpg Notes: Faces Burnley Road.
Primrose Mill  SD8635 53°48′N 2°12′W / 53.8°N 2.2°W / 53.8; -2.2 ("Primrose Mill ")
Primrose Mill, Harle Syke - geograph.org.uk - 1166005.jpg Notes: Room and power weaving shed. Now demolished. It was powered by a Pollit & Wigzell horizontal tandem compound steam engine.
Queen Street Mill  SD868349 53°48′36″N 2°12′07″W / 53.810°N 2.202°W / 53.810; -2.202 ("Queen Street Mill ") 1894 Standing 123
Queen Street Mill - geograph.org.uk - 528581.jpg Notes: The mill was built in 1894. It was powered by a 500hp tandem compound by William Roberts of Nelson. 300 of the original 1138 Harling & Todd and Pemberton Lancashire looms are still in situ and workable. Now a textile museum run by Lancashire Museums (closed to the public from 30 September 2016).[4]
Siberia Mill  53°48′45″N 2°12′18″W / 53.8124°N 2.2051°W / 53.8124; -2.2051 ("Siberia Mill ")
Drainpipes, Siberia Mill, Harle Syke - geograph.org.uk - 230930.jpg Notes: Now industrial units occupy the weaving shed.
Walshaw Mill  53°48′37″N 2°12′22″W / 53.8103°N 2.2062°W / 53.8103; -2.2062 ("Walshaw Mill")
Notes: This was the second 20th-century mill; it faces Talbot Street. It was incorporated 5 January 1905. It was financed with 12000 £1 shares and recapitalised later with an additional 30000. It started with 586 looms which was subsequently increased. It now is used by a pharmaceutical distribution company. [3]


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