Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester

Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Photograph taken 27 August 2007 © Mr Peter Hyde. Source Historic England Archive ref: 210821

This cotton spinning mill was built in 1865 by AH Stott of Oldham. It was built for Henry Houldsworth, the nephew of the original Henry Houldsworth, who founded the firm. He had been a spinner in Little Lever Street, Manchester, who installed a steam engine in 1796. He moved to Glasgow in partnership with his brothers and by 1816 the firm employed 622 people. This mill is an outstanding example of a mill designed as the centrepiece of a model community. The firm of AH Stott was also one of the most important mill designers of the period.

Location

Greater Manchester Stockport

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

mill industry textile cotton victorian (1837 - 1901)