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India Mill, Mosley Street, Preston, Lancs - Evaluation

Stitt, Lewis (2014) India Mill, Mosley Street, Preston, Lancs - Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Mulbury Homes Ltd recently submitted a planning application to Preston City Council (Planning Application 06/2014/0117) for the redevelopment of a former industrial site off New Hall Lane in Preston (centred on NGR 355195 429815). The proposals allow for a residential development and associated infrastructure and landscaping works, which will inevitably necessitate considerable earth-moving works.
The application site was undeveloped land on the fringe of Preston until 1864, when William Calvert established an integrated cotton spinning and weaving mill. Known as India Mill, this formed one of a concentration of textile mills in this part of Preston. Established at the height of the Lancashire ‘Cotton Famine’, India Mill was reputedly the last textile mill to be built in Preston for a period of some 30 years. The mill had ceased textile operation by the early 1930s, and was used subsequently non-textile related purposes.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Watson
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 12:01
Last Modified: 25 May 2023 11:02
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/2158

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