Howk Bobbin Mill, Lake District, Scheduled

To illustrate the 240 sites added to the National Heritage List for England during 2022, Historic England recently highlighted 23 examples which include a number associated with our rich industrial heritage: see https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/listed-in-2022/.

Howk Bobbin Mill, Caldbeck, Lake District National Park, was scheduled in 2022 as one of the best surviving 19th-century purpose-built bobbin mills in the country. One of 64 bobbin mill sites known in Cumbria, it was opened in 1857 in response to the demands of Britain’s growing textile industry. It was one of the largest in the Lake District employing 60 men and boys at its peak. The surviving remains include a range of buildings, evidence of the machinery, and part of the water management system which show how the mill and production processes operated.

Further details on Howk Bobbin Mill can be found on the National Heritage List for England https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1480821?section=official-list-entry – (image Historic England).

Hawk Bobbin Mill, Caldbeck, Lake District National Park. Image courtesy of Historic England.

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