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1891 Cotton Mills in Nelson

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  • David Berry, Whitefield Shed; 200 looms, zephyrs, oxfords, harvards, dobbie checks and stripes, and, all kinds of fancy goods.
  • Lomeshaye Bridge Mill Co; 1,305 looms, printers and twills ; Manchester office-77, Fountain street. Pay day second Wednesday.
  • Thomas Mason, Netherfield Shed, Nelson; and Primet Mill, Colne; 1,004 looms, oxfords, satteens, serges, &c.; Bradford warehouse-30, Hallings.
  • Mather and Co, Whitefield Shed; 160 looms, cotton and worsted italians, cloths, cashmeres, coburgs, &c.; piece room-121, Swan arcade, Bradford.
  • James Nelson, Vale Street Mills, and Whitefield Sheds; 616 looms, italians and fancy cotton cloth.
  • John Nutter, Netherfield Shed; 410 looms, satteens, stripes, twills, &c.
  • Shaw and Overton, Whitefield Shed; 92 looms, satteens, harvards, oxfords, zephyrs, &c.
  • Samuel Smith, Walverden Shed; 20 looms, satteens, twills, jeans, &c.
  • Peter Watson, and Co, Walverden Shed; 70 looms, jeans, zephyrs, satteens, shirtings, coloured goods, &c.

Barrowford. 11 miles N. from Nelson (p139)


  • Smith and Wiseman, Higherford Shed; 489 looms, printers, twills and satteens. Railway address-Nelson.

See Also


Sources of Information

1891 Worrall's Cotton Spinners Directory