India Mill, Bolton Road, Darwen, Lancashire

India Mill, Bolton Road, Darwen, Lancashire
Photograph taken 30 June 2001 © Mr Rodney Calbrade. Source Historic England Archive ref: 184681

This cotton spinning mill was built in 1867 for Shorrock Brothers & Co. The chimney was the tallest and most expensive in the country when it was completed. It was opened in May 1868 by the Marquis of Hartington. However Shorrock Brothers & Co were ruined shortly after as a result of the Cotton Famine. The famine was due to the American Civil War which prevented raw cotton being imported to Britain.


Lancashire Darwen


Victorian (1837 - 1901)


mill textile weaving spinning factory industry cotton Victorian (1837 - 1901)