Barracks Mill, Whitehaven, Cumbria

Barracks Mill, Whitehaven, Cumbria
Photograph taken January 1985 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: BB98/16768

Originally built as a fibre mill this site was used as a militia barracks before becoming a warehouse in the 20th century. Clothes were produced in mills like this one from flax fibres, which could be woven into linen.

Location

Cumbria Whitehaven

Tags

mill textile factory industry trade architecture