Title: Woodhouse Mill, Todmorden - MOT00173
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Woodhouse Mill, Todmorden - MOT00173
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Woodhouse Mill, seen from the towing path of the Rochdale Canal, c. 1906. The three-storey terrace of houses was called Bank View. The improvements and inventions of Hargreaves' spinning jenny, Crompton's mule, and later, Cartwright's power loom caused a revolution from domestic trade to factory life. No longer needing water power, factories were built in the valley bottom. Cheap coal, brought in by canal, encouraged the use of steam engines. At least five steam engines were installed in Todmorden mills 1822 - 25, and Fielden Bros. used a 60 h.p. engine to power their weaving shed in 1829.
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“Woodhouse Mill, Todmorden - MOT00173,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed November 20, 2018, http://penninehorizons.org/items/show/10500.