|||Britannia Mill, Britannia Road (Morley) (1 comment)
Image shows the newest building at the Britannia Mill of William Baines & Son in Britannia Road. By this time this was the only building of the mill left standing - the rest having been cleared away for new developments on the Howley Park Estate by Murco, Fastnet (Mermaid) and Asda. Instead of demolishing this building too, Asda decided to renovate it and turn it into their offices and technical department. The rusty metal in the foreground shows what had been thrown into the mill dam. The dam went from the height of the grass bank on the left hand side to the clay floor in the foreground. This brick building is of a type designed by T.A. Buttery, a local architect, about the time of World War 1 and could have been an expansion or fire replacement. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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|||Britannia Mill, Britannia Road (Morley)
Old lithograph by C. Goodall showing the Britannia Mill in Britannia Road. It depicts the earliest part, a three storey block with central hoist, dating from 1860. The mill manufactured textiles for over one hundred years but the majority of it was demolished in the 1960s. One building remained, thought to date from around the first World War. It was renovated as offices and a technical workshop for Asda in the early 1970s.
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|||Britannia Mills (City Centre)
View of partially demolished Britannia Mills on Whitehall.
Photograph was probably taken taken late 1880s.
The area was cleared and an Electricity Power Station built on the site.
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|||Britannia Mills (City Centre)
View of the partly demolished Britannia Mills on Whitehall Road.
Photograph was probably taken in the late 1880s.
The mills were cleared and an electricity power station, which officially opened in 1893 was built on the site.
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|||Britannia Mills on Britannia Road (Morley)
This photograph of Britannia Mills on Britannia Road was taken after the mill was closed but prior to any demolition taking place. The mill belonged to William Baines and Sons Ltd. The earliest building was the three storey block with central hoist along the roadside which dated from 1860 and is shown as a lithograph in William Smith's 'Rambles About Morley' of 1866. The long, low weaving shed by its side dates from the late nineteenth century. Behind these two is a more modern red brick structure very like several of the same type at other Morley mills. These appear to be of a standard design by T. A. Buttery, a local Morley architect, which was used either as a new addition to the mill or a fire damage replacement about the time of the First World War. On the roadside is a refuse collection lorry of Morley Borough Council at a time before wheely bins were introduced as an improvement in the health and safety of workers. Two of the refuse collectors can be seen in the foreground. Asda supermarket was later built on part of the site of Britannia Mills. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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