Longfield Dyeworks, Linthwaite

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  • location: Manchester Road, Linthwaite
  • status: no longer exists
  • category: dye works

Dye works of George Cock, Limited, established by cotton dyer George Cock (c.1836-1905)[1]

Engineer John Thomas Baxter was engaged in repairs when he fell from a plank into a yarn vat of boiling water. He later died form his injuries.[2]

A fire broke out in the basement of the dyeworks in April 1946 destroying around 20 bales of cotton.[3]

After lying derelict for a number of years, the site was cleared to build housing.[4]

Further Reading

  • 28 Days Later — Report - George Cocks/Longfield Dyeworks - Linthwaite - Jan 2011
  • 28 Days Later — Report - Longfield Dyeworks, Linthwaite - February 2012
  • Derelict Places — Longfield Dye Works. Linthwaite. Huddersfield


Notes and References

  1. Resided at Longfield Place, Linthwaite. Died 17 September 1905, leaving an estate valued at £888 18s.
  2. "Huddersfield" in Leeds Mercury (18/Jun/1910).
  3. "Fire at Linthwaite Dyeworks" in Yorkshire Post (22/Apr/1946).
  4. "Linthwaite eyesore could be demolished to make way for new homes" in Huddersfield Daily Examiner (03/Oct/2011).