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Marshall Street, Marshall's Mills

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Lynn Rhodes
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Marshall Street, Marshall
2011. View of Marshall's Mills on Marshall Street. The original four-storey mill, situated on Water Lane, dated back to 1791-92 when John Marshall established his flax-spinning business; he drew water from the Hol Beck to power revolutionary machinery developed by Matthew Murray, who was employed as an engineer in Marshall's mill at Adel. The original complex burnt down before the age of photography but the six-storey building on the right here was part of a phase of development that took place between 1815 and 1831. The Egyptian-style Temple Works, seen here on the left, were added between 1838 and 1841 and were believed to house the largest single room in the world at the time. Together this complex was to employ over 2,000 workers, using 7,000 steam-powered spindles. The mill on the right, now a Grade II* listed building, was comprehensively redeveloped in the 1990s and is now used for offices. Temple Works, Grade I listed, is presently being used as an arts centre.

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