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The Ellar Carr Worsted Mill, Cullingworth, 1949
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Title The Ellar Carr Worsted Mill, Cullingworth, 1949
Image reference EAW025222
Date 26th July 1949
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Place name Cullingworth
Parish Cullingworth
Administrative area Bradford
Country England
Easting/Northing 406539, 437092

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  • Railway - no track on site today.

    Opened by Great Northern Railway in 1884. The line from Bradford to Thornton via Queensbury was opened as a joint venture between the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and the Great Northern Railway between 1876 and 1878. The line was extended to Keighley in 1884.

    To the right is the town and site of the railway station for Cullingworth.

    Railway closed to passengers in 1955 and completely closed in 1963. Between 1955 and 1963 the line was used for training and testing, including diesel exhaust tests, and concrete sleeper derailing tests.

    From Cullingworth to Harecroft the p[ath of the line has been used for a footpath (Great Northern Trail).

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    Wednesday 9th April
    8:17pm
  • Ellar Carr Road

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    Wednesday 9th April
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  • Keighley Road

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    Wednesday 9th April
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  • Ellar Car:
    Ellar Carr Mill was built by Joseph Harrison late 18th/early 19th Century. The water powered mill produced cotton goods, but later changed to worsted and finally closed in 1991

    After 1830 used entirely for worsted spinning.
    After 1884 two sheds built; mill rebuilt entirely as three-storeyed twelve-bay steam-powered building (designed by J Robertshaw and Son, Bradford); and a crenellated boundary wall with office controlling site access constructed. Power system remodelled 1901 with addition of new engine and rope drive.

    The Mill is now a residential development- converted into flats and houses in 2000.

    Ellar Carr Mills is a Private Site and the public have no known right of access

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    Wednesday 9th April
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