Mills & Mines



Pancreol Mill, RippondenRef 15-216
Chemical factory at Small Lees Mill

Paper Mill, Cragg ValeRef 15-228
Aka Cragg Mill straddled Cragg Brook / Elphin Brook at Cragg Vale. Access from the main Cragg Road was by way of a steep track, a short distance uphill from the Robin Hood Public House.

In its early years, the mill was run by John Greenwood – where he was involved in the manufacture of paper and wool cards – and then jointly with his father-in-law Richard Hinchliffe.

Today, only ruins remain for the mill itself, atop a bridging platform that supported part of the mill above the brook.

The mill pond for the waterwheel can still be seen. The waterwheel has been restored.

A set of 3 terraced dwellings near to the mill have been converted into what is now known as Paper Mill Cottage.

This may be the Mill advertised in the Halifax Courier [18th August 1877]

Property called PAPER MILL being 5 storeys high, also the Reservoir and Water Fall.

The diameter of the water wheel is 23 feet 6ins and the width 10 feet 6 ins. The steam power is a 30 horse power condensing steam engine.

To be Sold by Auction at the White Horse Hotel, Hebden Bridge on 22nd August 1877


See Memories of Cragg Vale Paper Mill

Paper Mill, HalifaxRef 15-346
North Bridge Mill, Halifax, where paper was manufactured around 1800, was here.

Owners and tenants have included

Paper Mill was the name for an area of Halifax

Park Brewery, NorthowramRef 15-P7
Established behind the Windmill Tavern, Northowram when James Alderson moved from Lower Brear [1905]. It became the Windmill Hill Brewery

See Park Lodge, Northowram and Park Villa, Northowram

Park Loom Mill, Todmorden MoorRef 15-329

Park Mill, HalifaxRef 15-1335
Owned by William Lister [1830s].

Woollen mill at Lister Street, Halifax [1851].

It was later used for worsted and silk production.

Around 1890, the land and buildings were acquired by Halifax Corporation to house the Halifax Electric Company

Park Mill, Sowerby BridgeRef 15-688
Victoria Road.

Owners and tenants of the mill have included


Park Nook Mine, EllandRef 15-799
Coal mine.

Was this how the Colliers' Arms pub got its name?

Park Nook Mine, SouthowramRef 15-1289

Park Print Works, HalifaxRef 15-566
151 Lister Lane.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Park Quarry, LightcliffeRef 15-419

Owners and tenants of the quarry have included


Park Quarry, PellonRef 15-924
Moor End Road.

One of the Mount Tabor Quarries.

Owners and tenants of the quarry have included


Park Road Mills, EllandRef 15-P427
Built for Sutcliffe Brothers in 1891. Stone from Southowram quarries was used in the construction.

Sutcliffe's went out of business in 1912, and cotton spinners Benjamin Whiteley & Sons Limited took over

Park Works, HalifaxRef 15-155
Lister Lane.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Parker's Old Corn MillRef 15-519
Popular name for Ox Heys Mill, Shelf which was owned by Mr Parker in the 19th century

Pearson Brow Quarry, HipperholmeRef 15-523

Owners and tenants of the quarry have included


Pecket Well MillRef 15-P166
Keighley Road. Aka Pecket Shed.

Steam-powered fustian and cotton weaving mill built in 1858. A single-storey building with 2 reservoirs.

The original intent was that it should be let to tenants. It was bought by John and William Wilcock of The Wilcock Patent Cord & Calico Manufacturing Company Limited.

It was considerably extended by 1870.

It was rebuilt after a fire in 1873.

Around 1913, Cords Limited had business here.

The mill was acquired by the Central Dyeing Company Limited.

This was the last fustian weaving mill in Britain when it finally closed on 23rd October 1998.

The mill, the engine house, the weaving shed and the 375-ft tall chimney date from 1840 to 1858 and are listed

Starting in 2005, the mill was converted into flats. During the restoration work, builders found a time capsule containing a half smoked cigar, a bottle of Bass Pale Ale bottled by Marshall Brothers, and two Victorian novels about life in Victorian London entitled  Anonyma: a tale of Female Life and Adventure and  Skittles

Peel Croft Factory, EllandRef 15-1118
Recorded in 1809, when James Hellewell was here

Peel House Mill, LuddendenRef 15-P395
Worsted mill powered by Luddenden Brook.

In 1833, workers here were recorded as working a 78-hour week. Of 48 workers at the mill, 37 were children under the age of 16.

Owners and tenants have included


The Plug Rioters attacked the mill on 15th August 1842.

The mills were demolished in 19??.

See Cold Edge Dam Company, Sam Murgatroyd and William Henry Murgatroyd

Peel Mill, TodmordenRef 15-237

Aka Sour Hall Mill.

Around 1830, it was a picker making factory built and operated by brothers John and Thomas Holt.

Around 1875, became Sourhall Isolation Hospital.

See Picker

Pelicon Metal Works, HalifaxRef 15-934
Spring Hall Lane, Pellon.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Pellon Lane Cabinet Works, HalifaxRef 15-667

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Pellon Lane Mills, HalifaxRef 15-P430
Recorded in 1914

This may be a local name for another mill – (possibly) 
Martin's Mill, Halifax

Pellon Lane Saw Mills, HalifaxRef 15-657

Owners and tenants of the mills have included


Pendleton Mill, EllandRef 15-P428

Cotton mill.

Owners and tenants of the mills have included


On 8th September 1883, there was a file at the mill

The Yorkshire Post [29th October 1910] reported

South Lane Mills, Elland & Pendleton Mills, Elland to be sold: South Lane with one and two storey buildings and a weaving shed and Pendleton Mill with two and one storey buildings, boiler and engine houses and chimney.

The engine was for sale and described as:

Motive power is a 400 ihp horizontal tandem compound condensing steam engine, two double flued Lancashire boilers 30 ft. long each and a Green's economiser.


Pepper Bank Mill, Cragg ValeRef 15-224
18th century mill on Turvin Brook.

Pepper Bank Mill [1854] and Church Bank Mill [1894] stood on the same site.

One of the Cragg mills owned by the Hinchliffe family

Pepper Hill Mill, LuddendenRef 15-265
Duke Street. Built in the early 19th century. It was owned by John Eastwood as a steam-powered worsted mill.

2 mill ponds were built around 1850. One is now filled in. The remaining pond is on the Mill House estate at Rails Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

The Mill closed in the early 1900s.

It was disused by 1907.

It was bought by the Murgatroyd family in the 1920s.

It was in ruins by 1946. The stone was sold and the land was used for housing

Pepper Hill PotteryRef 15-P78
Shelf. Founded by John Pickles Sunderland in 19??.

In 1926, it was taken over by Sam Bradley.

The business closed in 1958

Perseverance Brass & Iron Works, BrighouseRef 15-285
Atlas Mill Road

Perseverance Engine Works, EllandRef 15-472
Dewsbury Road. Founded by James Lumb in 1876.

In 1986, Ardeth Engineering Limited acquired the land and assets when Lumb's went into receivership

Perseverance Mill, BrighouseRef 15-1377
The corn mill is recorded on the south bank of North Cut, Brighouse, just east of Anchor Bridge [1854].

Owners and tenants have included

Perseverance Mill, BrighouseRef 15-P306
Huddersfield Road. In 1829, Thomas Richard Sutcliffe sold his flour milling business in Brighouse to Thomas Sugden.

The new mill was built by Sugden and named because he attributed his success to his own perseverance.

An inscription reads


The mill stands alongside the canal and became Sugden's first steam-powered mill.

The mill was attacked during the Plug Riots of August 1842.

Subsequent owners and tenants of the mill have included


The mill was then occupied by a succession of businesses including a gym and a furniture showroom.

A part of the mill was demolished in 1964 to become what is now Bethel Street car park,

The rest of the building was converted to the Waterfront hotel/restaurant [summer 2000].

Around 2005, the building was joined to the neighbouring Wheelers' Club and the entrance to the mill yard was filled in.

Question: There may be some confusion between this and Perseverance Mill, Brighouse


See Brighouse Mechanics' Institute

Perseverance Mill, EllandRef 15-P429
Dewsbury Road / Upper Edge.

Owners and tenants of the mill have included


In 2005, there was a proposal to convert the mill to offices and apartments.

On 17th August 2008, the mill was badly damaged by fire

Perseverance Mills, Sowerby BridgeRef 15-462
Walton Street.

Owners and tenants of the mills have included


On 13th January 1904, there was a fire at the mill which was then said to be

Messrs Shepherd & Blackburn's new mill

During World War II, the mill was used as a detention barracks for British soldiers. It could accommodate up to 750 men at one time.

See Prospect Mills, Sowerby Bridge

Perseverance Works, HalifaxRef 15-208
Thrum Hall Lane / Highrod Well.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Perseverance Works, HalifaxRef 15-959
Broad Street.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Perseverance Works, StansfieldRef 15-69
Halifax Road

Pheasant Pit, HartsheadRef 15-1135
Coal mine in the Kirklees Estate. Recorded in 1884

Phoebe Lane Mills, HalifaxRef 15-42
Aka Boys Mill, Halifax

Owners and tenants of the mill have included


Phoenix Foundry, BrighouseRef 15-969

Owners and tenants of the foundry have included


Phoenix Iron Foundry, HalifaxRef 15-919
Lucy Street, New Bank.

Owners and tenants of the foundry have included


Phoenix Iron Works, TodmordenRef 15-1315
Aka Phoenix Foundry. Millwood.

Built by Jonathan Barker [about 1860].

Owners and tenants have included

The Halifax Guardian of 14th March 1863 reported

Accident at Millwood

On [Tuesday, 10th March 1863] as one of the sons of Mr Jonathan Barker, millwright, etc., of Mill Wood, and one of the workmen were engaged in loading a cannon, which was at the time not quite cool, it burst, and some of the fragments struck them in the face, but fortunately their injuries were not serious

On 6th November 1879, there was a fire at the works.

See Swan Foundry, Todmorden

Phoenix Mill, BrighouseRef 15-P380
Built in 1841 by Thomas Blackburn.

The property was on both sides of Phoenix Street. Only that on the east side remains.

Owners and tenants of the mill have included


In 1857, the building was damaged by fire.

See Phoenix House, Brighouse

Phoenix Punch & Shear Works, TodmordenRef 15-90

Phoenix Works, HalifaxRef 15-958
Well Lane.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Phoenix Works, TodmordenRef 15-711

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Pickle Bridge Dye WorksRef 15-1361
Between Wyke and Norwood Green.

Run by John Sharp [1881].

See Alphonse Sharp

Pickles Foundry, MytholmroydRef 15-354
Established at Mytholmroyd by Thomas Pickles around 1890.

It later became Broadbent's Foundry

Pinder's Iron Foundry, BrighouseRef 15-1194
19th century iron-working company

Pinfold Quarries, NorlandRef 15-730

Owners and tenants of the quarries have included


Pinfold Quarry, EllandRef 15-771
Lower Edge.

Owners and tenants of the quarry have included


The quarry has been filled in

Pinnar Lane Quarry, SouthowramRef 15-767
Recorded in 1850. It is still in use

Owners and tenants of the quarry have included


Pioneer Iron Works, HalifaxRef 15-157
Parkinson Lane / West End. Built around 1897 for Cornelius Redman & Sons Limited.

It was later known as West End Works

Pioneer Mill, WalsdenRef 15-331
Aka Jubilee Mill.

Recorded in 1911

Pioneer Quarry, SouthowramRef 15-200
See Thomas Turner & Sons Limited

Pioneer Works, BoothtownRef 15-1393

Owners and tenants have included

Pitchforth's Mill, EllandRef 15-547
Cotton mill owned by Abraham Crowther Pitchforth.

The mill was destroyed by fire on the morning of 3rd September 1865, when it was occupied by Messrs Sugden

Plantation Mine, HolmfieldRef 15-1275

Platts Pit, CliftonRef 15-788

Pond Oil Works, BrighouseRef 15-485
Smithy Carr Lane. These were originally the farm buildings of Pond Farm. Occupied by Timms Ludgate [1890]

Pond Quarries, Hove EdgeRef 15-1412
Halifax Road.

Stone quarries.

They are still in use [2017].

See Pond Quarry, Brighouse

Pond Quarry, BrighouseRef 15-700
Granny Hall Lane / Lightcliffe Road.

Part of the Granny Hall Estate.

Opened in 1874.

Owners and tenants of the quarry have included


On 6th November 1890, Abraham Longbottom was killed at the Quarry as he was unloading stone off a wagon.

Production at the Quarry ceased in 1942.

The quarry is still there but unused.

There are plans to develop the site [October 2008, November 2017]

See Pond Quarries, Hove Edge

Portsmouth Mill, TodmordenRef 15-91

Owners and tenants of the mill have included


On 19th April 1907, there was a fire at the mill

Premier Cabinet Works, TodmordenRef 15-1449
Recorded in 1921, when James Henry Sutcliffe had business here

Premier Works, HalifaxRef 15-674
Grantham Road, Boothtown.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Pressure Gauge Works, HalifaxRef 15-1109
North Parade.

See W. Richardson & Son

Presto SupermarketRef 15-1373
The company has outlets in the district, some purpose-built, other established in existing property.

See Halifax Bowl

Priestley's Mill, SowerbyRef 15-P226
Woollen mill. Recorded in 1782

Question: Can anyone identify which Priestley ran the mill?


Priestwell Millwright Works, TodmordenRef 15-1316
Robert Barker and his sons he set up a business at Priestwell with a workshop and water-power.

There was a dam at Durn and another smaller dam behind the workshop

Prince Albert Mill, BrighouseRef 15-P305
Built by Joseph Firth. In 1852, Burrow & Monk set up a silk spinning business here.

See Samuel Baines

Prince of Wales Mill, RastrickRef 15-P417
Silk mill which stood on Birds Royd Lane.

Built for Ormerod Brothers Limited.

It was owned by Foulds & Ridings Limited on 20th April 1984 when it was damaged by fire

Princess Works, RastrickRef 15-1364
Princess Street, Birds Royd Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Prospect Dye Works, BrighouseRef 15-1270
Bradford Road (west side).

Stood opposite Holmeroyd Mill. Built after 1910

Prospect Iron Works, HalifaxRef 15-832
Chapeltown / Dungeon Street.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Prospect Mill, Hebden BridgeRef 15-1197
Old Town.

Recorded in December 1854, when Henry Mitchell of Boston Hill advertised the property to be let. It included a newly-erected weaving shed, capable of holding 120 looms with 10 hp condensing engine and 20 hp boiler (only 18 months old). Coal and labour were said to be readily available.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Prospect Mill, OvendenRef 15-392
Keighley Road. Built by William Dewhirst.

Owners and tenants of the mills have included


Prospect Mill, West ValeRef 15-P1670
5-storey worsted mill built in 1883.

Built on the Black Brook.

Owners and tenants of the mills have included


Prospect Mills, Sowerby BridgeRef 15-P167
Walton Street.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


The building was destroyed by fire in 9th May 1873

See Perseverance Mills, Sowerby Bridge

Prospect Works, Bailiff BridgeRef 15-1384

Owners and tenants have included

Providence Chemical Works, SiddalRef 15-576
Stood on the hillside below Oxford Lane. Recorded in 1907.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Providence Mill, EllandRef 15-471
Elizabeth Street.

Owners and tenants of the mill have included


The mill was destroyed by fire in 19th November 1941

Providence Soap Works, HalifaxRef 15-891
47 Bedford Street North.

Owners and tenants of the works have included


Pudsey Bobbin Works, TodmordenRef 15-395

Owners and tenants of the works have included


See Vale Baptist Church, Todmorden

Pudsey Mill, StansfieldRef 15-846
Recorded in 1795. In 1811, it was recorded as operating 1224 spindles.

Owners and tenants have included

The mills later became Glen Dye Works

Pule Hill PotteryRef 15-P371
Established by the Halliday family at Pule Hill around 1640.

Around 1775, they moved to Howcans and operated a pottery there

Pump Lane Quarry, SouthowramRef 15-740

Owners and tenants of the quarry have included


Puzzle Hall Brewery, Sowerby BridgeRef 15-P386
Hollins Mill Lane. Brewery established at the Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge by John Platt.

In 1935, S. H. Ward & Company of Sheffield bought the pub and brewing was discontinued.

The Brewery is discussed in the book Halifax Pubs

© Malcolm Bull 2023
Revised 11:45 / 10th August 2023 / 55126

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