East Peak Innovation Partnership (EPIP)
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EPIP industrial heritage programme

Farnley Mill Survey

In Spring 2012 the Industrial Heritage Programme funded an archaeological desk-based assesment and walk-over survey at the site of the former Farnley Mill; an early textile mill close to Farnley Tyas in the northern part of the East Peak area. 


Farnley Mill (2012) showing remains of power transmission (left) and former wheel pit (right)

The project was run in collaboration with Farnley Estates who own the site and are considering a scheme of conservation and interpretation to protect the standing remains and make the site more accessible to visitors. 

The survey was carried out by ArcHeritage, who worked with volunteers from the Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society and the Kirklees Young Archaeologists group to explore and map the visible remains of the mill complex, which includes a number of buildings (now ruined), mill ponds and water supply system and the remains of a small gas plant.


 Remains of gas holder (left) and top of possible machine base (photographs by T Roberts)

The results of the survey will be written up as a report and will be available by summer 2012. For more information please contact the Industrial Heritage Support Officer.

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