BISHOP MONKTON

THE 3 FLAX MILLS

 


Later to become the paper mill & corn mill.

M.G.Butterfield.


1816 Gazette.

Bankrupt. 29/10/1816

James Tennant, Hill House Bank. Leeds,

Jonathan Foster, James Moore, Bishop Monkton.

Flax spinners, dealers, chap-men & carpenters.

Trading Bishop Monkton, Flax Mill.

The Right Honourable, John Lord Eldon, Lord High Chancellor.


Flax Mill. Bishop Monkton.

Fenton,Murray & Jackson.

Steam engine.

Stationary 12hp.

Built. Hunslet Leeds.


Requirements for growing Flax. ( Linum )

Boggy land and fresh water.

Stalks left to soften in stagnant water.

Stripped of outer layer.

Remaining stalk washed in fresh water.

Processed and woven into Linen.


Irish Linen Company.Ireland.

Margaret Mason 2017. Work in progess.