Factory Building, Bath Lane, Leicester

This factory was built in the early to mid 19th century. The fact that it has an integral chimney suggests that it was steam powered from the outset. The domed tower on the top contains a bell that was used as a flood warning when the river level rose. The factory's location next to the River Soar was probably so that goods could be transported in and out via the river.


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Georgian (1714 - 1836)


factory water industry water transport georgian (1714 - 1836)