Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds :: Shared Description

A complex of former textile mills to the west of Town Street, Farsley. Originally a worsted mill opened in 1829 and operated by the Woodhouse family, it was extended in 1912 and passed after two changes of ownership to the Gaunt family who still own the site. Water for the mills was taken from a borehole on site and stored in a mill pond behind the main range.

Textile production on the site finished in 2008 although a separate trust now runs an archive and museum facility in one of the old mill buildings, which preserves all the old cloth samples, order books etc. and some of the machinery. The archive is open one day a month and tours are offered on heritage weekends.

At the time of writing, some of the buildings on the site (none of which are listed, although the site is in a conservation area) are planned to be demolished in 2018 to make room for a new mixed-use development.

Mark Stevenson has also submitted a large number of photos of the site.
by Stephen Craven
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SE2135 : Sunny Bank Mills - Sandsgate building by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Sunnybank Mills - former weaving sheds by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Sunnybank Mills - Festoon Rooms by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Sunnybank Mills - Mending Rooms by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Sunnybank Mills - former weaving sheds by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Red Lane Mill, Farsley by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Sunnybank Mills - Mending Rooms (2) by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Sunnybank Mills - the 1912 mill by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Sunny Bank Mills - main pond by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Sunnybank Mills - top floor of the 1912 mill by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Sunnybank Mills - chimney by Stephen Craven
SE2135 : Building to the east of Red Lane Mill by Stephen Craven


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Created: Sat, 9 Sep 2017, Updated: Sat, 9 Sep 2017

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