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Moygashel Linen Mills, Moygashel

A steam- and water-powered bark mill and beetling mill and bleach mill and flax mill and textile mill in the historic county of Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

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The Moygashel Linen Mills were established in the 1780s by Thomas Boardman who erected a bleach green, bark mill and dye works. By 1860 the mills were owned by William Orr & Sons, who converted them into a flax mill which burnt down in 1868. Robert Stevenson rebuilt the mill in 1876, adding weaving and beetling sheds which were powered by water supplemented by a 40hp engine. The company built houses for the workers and introduced new technology in the 20th century, including a Lancashire boiler and later a 300hp engine. In 2000 the site became a shopping village known as 'Linen Green'.

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Power source Steam, Water
Mill type Watermill
Mill function Bark mill, Beetling mill, Bleach mill, Flax mill, Textile mill
Archive ID 13877
Location Moygashel
Historic county Tyrone
Country Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
NGR
Latitude/longitude 54.48626400, -6.75195100

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