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.
This is part of the Collection: EDM01 Eric De Mare
© Historic England Archive
People & Organisations
Photographer: De Mare, Eric
Victorian Industrial Building, Victorian Flax Mill, Animals, Art And Design, Industry
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