Primet Foundry, Greenfield Road, Colne, Lancashire

This former textile loom manufactory, foundry and textile mill was built in c1850. It was built by J.Pilling and Sons. Their business had been founded in 1819, and moved to Primet Bridge in the 1850s. The business reached the peak of its prosperity in the late 19th century, but continued to manufacture looms until 1974. It was an integrated site where looms were assembled and tested, timber components were machined and metal castings produced and finished. This is a near complete and rare survival representing an important and often overlooked aspect of the textile industry - the manufacture of textile weaving and spinning machinery.


Lancashire Colne


Victorian (1837 - 1901)



factory mill loom foundry textile industry victorian (1837 - 1901)