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Stocking Frame Knitters Workshop, Town Street, Holbrook, Derbyshire

Stocking Frame Knitters Workshop, Town Street, Holbrook, Derbyshire
Photograph taken 16 August 2000 © Mr Peter Holt FRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 78801

This Stocking Frame Knitters Workshop is at the back of 2 houses. The outbuilding with its stocking workshop above is now part of a shop. It was built in the 18th century and extended upwards in the 19th century. Frame work knitting was an industry that started off as a 'cottage industry' in houses or workshops like this and then moved into factories where textiles were made on a larger scale by machines that were driven by engines. In some areas a tradition of out working continued where the factories would deliver part-made goods to houses or small workshops for finishing off.

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