Lancashire Textile Mills Stage 2 Survey
'Buildings At Risk Assessment' Survey Final Report
By Ian Miller
This report summarises the results of a survey of the textile-manufacturing sites in Lancashire and contains information gained in 2012.
The work was commissioned by English Heritage (now Historic England) and considered 541 surviving textile-manufacturing sites in Lancashire, which represented about a third of the total number of sites that once existed in the county. These textile-manufacturing sites included those engaged in the preparation, spinning, weaving and finishing of organic textiles, including cotton, wool, silk, fustian, and jute, and man-made fabrics such as oilcloth and rayon.
Ancillary works that were demonstrably part of the textile industry, such as textile-machinery works, were also considered, where all or most of their output was utilised directly by the textile-manufacturing sites.
The work comprised three principal elements:
- a 'Buildings At Risk'-type assessment that was designed to provide information on the condition, occupancy, and potential significance of each of the surviving sites
- detailed surveys of a selected sample of textile sites
- the identification of sites that merited consideration for potential statutory designation.
Oxford Archaeology North were commissioned by Historic England to carry out the survey project.
- Assessment methodology
- Textile-manufacturing sites in Lancashire
- Historical background to the textile industry
- Textile sites in Blackburn with Darwen
- Textile sites in Burnley
- Textile sites in Chorley
- Textile sites in Fylde
- Textile sites in Hyndburn
- Textile sites in Lancaster
- Textile sites in Pendle
- Textile sites in Preston
- Textile sites in the Ribble Valley
- Textile sites in Rossendale
- Textile sites in South Ribble
- Textile sites in West Lancashire
- Textile sites in Wyre
- Stage 2 Survey
- Post Project Evaluation
- Publication Status: Completed
- Pages: 189