Workshop, George Street, Enderby, Leicestershire

This building was built in the mid 19th century. It was a workshop for framework knitting. During the 19th century framework knitting began to dominate industry in Enderby. People from Enderby were called upon to give evidence to the Royal Commission of 1844 who were investigating the plight of framework knitters. At this time there were 350 frames recorded in the village. Traditionally whole families would be employed in the knitting industry. Many of them worked from their own homes, which were often adapted by the insertion of long windows to allow for maximum daylight.


Leicestershire Enderby


Victorian (1837 - 1901)


industry workshop textile knitting Victorian (1837 - 1901)