Naylor Jenning’s Dyeworks (as it was last known) was originally built in 1868. Back then it was owned by Thomas Pratt, a clothier from Little London. In 2010 it ceased production, after which it remained as a brownfield site until 2016 before development to convert the land into houses and apartments initiated. This still continues today.
Being in the North, these old mills are part of the landscape. By the time I’ve come into consciousness some of these mills have still been in operation, or already undergone the process of being converted into chic apartments or offices. As I loaded up some of the photos I took of the mill, I found a video of when it was still functioning, from 2010, on YouTube.
All of my photos were taken on film: here’s a selection of them.