Gayle Mill, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Gayle Mill, Hawes, North Yorkshire
© Mr Paul Collins. Source Historic England Archive ref: 323144

This mill was built in c1784 for spinning cotton. It switched to spinning wool for the local knitting industry in the late 18th century. It was converted to a saw mill in the 19th century. The waterwheel was replaced by turbines in the late 19th century. From 1919 - 1948 the turbines supplied electric light for the village.

Location

North Yorkshire Hawes

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Themes

Tags

mill water cotton wool textile industry electricity georgian (1714 - 1836)