Reviewing the condition of historic textile mills in the North West

Miller, IF ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4972-0423 2019, 'Reviewing the condition of historic textile mills in the North West' , Historic England Research, 11 , pp. 18-27.

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Abstract

Textile mills are fundamental to the history, culture and landscape of much of the North of England. They were the powerhouses behind the industrialisation of the region, triggering technological innovation, stimulating new trade and transforming the transport network. Yet the University of Salford’s research has shown hat nearly 500 of Greater Manchester’s textile mills have been lost in the last 30 years. Many of those that survive stand underused or vacant. Similar statistics have been established for the mills of Lancashire and West Yorkshire, where recent strategic surveys have provided a heritage audit of historic textile mills in the North West, providing a much needed understanding of their current number, distribution, stock condition and use.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Historic England Research
Publisher: Historic England
ISSN: 2058-1858
Funders: Historic England
Depositing User: Mr Ian Miller
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2019 09:17
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 13:22
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52028

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