Mill Chimney - Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.671 W 001° 44.607
30U E 582768 N 5961392
Quick Description: This factory chimney in the Little Germany area of Bradford is a rare survivor in a city that once had over 200.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/14/2013 4:37:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ9GF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
In the industrial revolution Bradford expanded rapidly as an industrial town that specialised in textile manufacturing. It was so successful that it became known as the wool capital of the world.

However the textile sector in Bradford fell into decline from the mid-20th century. Many factories closed and their chimneys demolished.

This tall slender chimney is one of the few survivors. Ironically it has survived because it stands in a conservation area because many of the buildings nearby are English Heritage Grade II listed buildings. Without this conservation area protection this chimney may also have been demolished.

The chimney stands behind a brick wall but is very close to it and the wall is accessible in a public car park.
Private or Public Property?: Private

What material is it made from?: Brick

Estimated Height of chimney (please include whether metres or feet): 50 feet

Type of building e.g. house, hotel etc: Factory

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When was it made?: Not listed

Website with further information: Not listed

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