East Cheshire Textile Mills

9780113000524: East Cheshire Textile Mills

A survey of mills in East Cheshire, the centre of the silk industry in England. The authors have established that the factory system, and the architecture associated with it pre-dated by a generation the more widely known factories of Richard Arkwright and others. This book goes beyond just looking at the factories but also includes the houses, landscapes and communities generated by the industry.

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England's Industrial Revolution is explored in this book about a county which became host to a textile industry of silk and cotton manufacturing. East Cheshire businessmen built the earliest powered factory buildings in England and changed the course of industrialization forever.

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