Rake Mill, Lane, Holme

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  • location: near Lane, Holme
  • status: no longer exists
  • category: woollen mill

Shown in photographs as a four storey woollen mill, it was marked as "disused" on the 1893 O.S. map. Plans to flood the Rake Dyke Valley to create a new reservoir above Brownhill Reservoir were later abandoned.

The mill was demolished between 1912 and 1914.

At some point around 1915, Holmfirth woollen manufacturer Charles Tinker paid to have a turbine to generate electricity installed at the site of the mill, making use of the mill race as a power source. The Holme Electric Company Ltd., formed by Tinker, provided electricity to the local villagers at an annual cost of 30 shillings per household for three lights.[1]

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Notes and References

  1. "A Village with its Own Electric Light" in Yorkshire Evening Post (26/Aug/1919).