Copy of a wood engraving of Temple Mill taken from a Victorian book on manufacturers showing the grass roof on Marshall's one storey flax mill.

Date:
1945 - 1980
Location:
Temple Mill, Marshall Street, Holbeck, Leeds, Leeds
Reference:
AA98/06008
Type:
Photograph (Negative)
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Description

The roof was grazed by sheep and a recent survey of this building has found the lift that was used to get the sheep onto the roof. The owner, John Marshall, was a rare breeds farmer in Headingley, Leeds where he was short of space. Local newspaper entries report the sheep falling into the looms below, until eventually the sheep were removed permanently.

Content

This is part of the Collection: EDM01 Eric De Mare

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: De Mare, Eric

Keywords

Victorian Industrial Building, Victorian Flax Mill, Animals, Art And Design, Industry