SE2734 : Water Wheel, Armley Mills

taken 6 years ago, near to Headingley, Leeds, Great Britain

Water Wheel, Armley Mills
Water Wheel, Armley Mills
The Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills is a museum of industrial heritage which includes collections of textile machinery, railway equipment and heavy engineering amongst others. It is housed in a Grade II* listed building which was once the world's largest woollen mill.

There have been mills on the Armley Mills site since the 17th century. These mills were destroyed by a fire in 1805 but they were rapidly replaced with the buildings which can be seen today. From the early 19th century Armley Mills became one of the world's largest woollen mills, continuing the city's cloth-making tradition until it closed as a commercial mill in 1969. The site was taken over by Leeds City Council and reopened in 1982 as a museum illustrating the industrial heritage of the mill itself and the city as a whole.

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Saturday, 25 May, 2013   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 30 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Educational sites  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2757 3413 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.1646N 1:34.9723W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2757 3412
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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19th Century  Nineteenth Century  Woollen Mill  Armley  Textiles Industry  Textiles  Industrial Heritage  Museum  Watermill Wheel 

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