London Silk Mill, Leek

A steam-powered silk mill in the historic county of Staffordshire, England.

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Constructed in 1853 on what was then London Road, now Ashbourne Road. When sold in 1861 it had four weaving rooms each capable of holding forty looms, and a 12-horse high pressure steam engine. From 1863 it belonged to J. and J. Brough, Nicholson & Co.

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Power source Steam
Mill type
Mill function Silk mill
Archive ID 12128
Location Leek
Historic county Staffordshire
Country England, United Kingdom
Latitude/longitude 53.10501823, -2.01760334



  • A P Baggs, M F Cleverdon, D A Johnston and N J Tringham, 'Leek: Leek and Lowe', in A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 7, Leek and the Moorlands, ed. C R J Currie and M W Greenslade (London, 1996), pp. 84-169 [accessed 21 January 2016].
  • SMDN-2016.0009 - Mill sales particulars


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