Lower Mill, Lower Mill Lane, Holmfirth

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  • also known as: Farrar's Lower Mill
  • location: Lower Mill Lane, Holmfirth
  • status: no longer exists
  • category: woollen mill
  • notes: mill built across the river

Holmfirth Flood of 1852

Extract from The Holmfirth Flood (1910):

A little below Upper Mill stood a factory called Lower Mill, which was built across the river Holme. When the flood came upon it a great portion of the building was swept away, the two ends being almost all that was left standing. The mill dam was also burst. A bed with two little children upon it was swept out of one of the houses, and the poor creatures were drowned in the factory yard. A little further down a third child was discovered dead.