Newsome Mills, Hart Road, Newsome

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Details

  • location: Hart Road (now Hart Street), Newsome
  • status: partially exists
  • category: woollen mill

The first mill on the site was built in 1827, but was completely destroyed by fire on Sunday 7 July 1872.[1] A new mill was erected in the 1880s — reportedly designed by John Kirk — and was in use until 1983. The distinctive 120 foot clock tower, which became a well-known landmark, was erected by 1887 and contained a 25cwt bell.

The mill's memorial to employees killed in the First World War was stolen in 2008 but was eventually returned in a damaged condition.

Although there were long-running plans to redevelop the derelict mill into residential apartments, the main section of the building was destroyed by a fire which broke out in the early hours of 17 November 2016.[2]

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  • mill pond for Newsome Mills, Newsome

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Notes and References

  1. "Destructive Fire at Newsome: £10,000 Damage" in Huddersfield Chronicle (13/Jul/1872).
  2. BBC News: Major Huddersfield mill blaze 'suspected arson'