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Nab End Mine, Boothtown
19th century coal mine beneath Swales Moor

Nab End Quarry, Cragg Vale
Now disused

Nab End Quarry, Lightcliffe

Owners and tenants have included

  • George Ellis [1896]

Nahum's Mills
See Union Mills, Holmfield and Union Mills, Salterhebble

Nanholme Mill, Todmorden
Shaw Wood Road, Springside. Weaving mill. It was owned by the Tatham family of Calder Bank


Owners and tenants of the mill have included

 

Napoleon Works, Hebden Bridge
(Possibly) started by a son of nephew of Napoleon Greenwood and named for him.

Since members of the family were dyers, the Works were probably a dye works

Navey's Mill, Soyland
Cotton mill of Edward Navey & Company.

On 24th July 1862, the mill was completely destroyed by fire

Naylor's Mill, Lydgate
Aka Kitson Wood Mill.


Owners and tenants of the mill have included

 

Members of Shore Chapel held services here before Lineholme Baptist Church was built

Naylor Mill, Sowerby Bridge
Owners and tenants have included

Needless Hall Quarry, Brighouse
Stone quarry at Needless Hall, Brighouse.

Owners and tenants have included

Netherton Mill, Holmfield
A part of Holmfield Mills. The brick-built 4-storey mill and shed was built just after World War I.


Owners and tenants of the mill have included

 

See The Halifax & Ovenden Junction Railway Company

Netto Supermarket
The company has outlets in the district, some purpose-built, other established in existing property.

See Halifax Bowl

New Bank Foundry, Halifax
Owners and tenants have included

New Bank Mills, Halifax
Aka Garden Street Mills

New Bridge Mill, Hebden Bridge
Built by John Foster around 1796 along Hebden Water, near the lodge at Hardcastle Crags. Crimsworth Beck joins Hebden Water nearby.


Owners and tenants of the mill have included

 

See Hebden valley mills and Sutcliffe's Refreshment Rooms & Dance Saloon

New Brunswick Mills, Holywell Green
Owners and tenants have included

New Edge Mill, Heptonstall
Aka Salt Pie Mill, Heptonstall

New Farm Quarry, Southowram


Owners and tenants of the quarry have included

 

New Hall Clay Works, Elland


Owners and tenants of the works have included

 

New Hall Mine, Southowram

New House Mill, Ovenden
Built by George Moss.

In 1820, the mill was dismantled. The steam engine was moved to Dean Clough Mill

New Mill, Barkisland
Pit Hall, Barkisland.

Paper mill.

In August 1867, the mill and several parcels of land were advertised for sale and the mill was said to be

lately in the occupation of Messrs Whiteley & Son, paper makers

Owners and tenants have included

New Mill, Cragg Vale
18th century mill on Withens Clough. Known as New Mill [1853] and Upper Mill [1894].

One of the Cragg mills

New Mill, Stainland


Owners and tenants of the mill have included

 

New Mill, Wainstalls
Wainstalls Road. A new building in the centre of Wainstalls for Calvert's.

It is now occupied by Heights Design Group [2012].

New Mill, Wainstalls
Originally known as Lower Mill. This was probably built some time after 1821.

It was extended and renamed later.

Owners and tenants have included

I. & I. Calvert took this and Upper Mill, Wainstalls on a 14 years' lease [1st January 1884].

Calvert's used the Mill for winding, drawing, spinning, and twisting.

The mill had its own gas-production plant.

The Mill was powered by 2 water-wheels – both about 36 ft in diameter – positioned one above the other. The lower wheel was in a pit hewn out of the solid rock.

A water-turbine and steam engine were installed later Smoke from the boiler was carried underground up the hillside to a square stone chimney.

It is a 4-storey building.

Calvert's left when the lease expired [1897] and buyer George Tyson conveyed the Mill to Joseph Robinson.

This is the only remaining building from Calvert's mill complex at Wainstalls.

The complex also included Old Mill, Wainstalls and Wainstalls Mill

The mill has been converted into apartments

New Road Quarry, Northowram


Owners and tenants of the quarry have included

 

Newbridge Mill, Walsden
Aka Lee Bottom Mill.

Owners and tenants have included

Nicholls's Mill, Stainland
4-storey worsted mill operated by Joseph and Henry Nicholls. The building was described as 10 windows in length and 4 in breadth.

The mill was completely destroyed by fire on 23rd June 1858

Noble's Silk Mill, Brighouse
19th century mill founded by Joseph Noble. The mill stood on the Calder at the junction of Mill Royd Street and Huddersfield Road. The site is now a petrol station.

See Heap & Noble, Noble & Briscombe, Noble & Sugden, Joseph Noble and B. Noble & Company

Norcliffe Mills, Soyland
Fulling mills

North Bedford Street Saw Mills, Halifax
Gibbet Street.


Owners and tenants of the mills have included

 

North Bridge Electrical Works, Halifax
New Bank.

Owners and tenants have included

North Bridge Iron Works
New Bank.


Owners and tenants of the works have included

 

North Bridge Mill, Halifax
Aka Paper Mill, Halifax. From 1798, the mill was used for paper making, cotton manufacture and woollen manufacture.


Owners and tenants of the mill have included

 

North Dean Chemical Works, Salterhebble


Owners and tenants of the works have included

 

North Dean Grease Works, West Vale
Stood on the Calder.

A garden centre stands on the site

North Dean Mill, West Vale
Imposing mill on the road into West Vale from Salterhebble. Built on the Black Brook. The steam-powered woollen / worsted mill was designed by Horsfall's and built in 1876-1877. The mill was extended in 1878 [when offices and a house were added], in 1885 [when a warehouse was added], and in 1919.

The mill chimney was demolished in 199?.


Owners and tenants of the mill have included

 

The mill is currently occupied by several small businesses

North Dean Munitions Factory, Greetland
Aka The Picric Works, HM Chemical Factory, and Greetland Explosives Factory.

The factory had a short life during World War I.

Construction of the factory began in February 1917 and it was completed in August 1917. It immediate went into production of picric acid. It subsequently employed 400 men and women, and was producing 80 tons of picric accid per week.

The Government put the factory under the control of Sharp & Mallett of Copley. Alphonse Sharp was the managing director.

Production ceased in December 1918. Although it was dangerous work, there had been no serious accidents at this factory.

On 20th January 1920, the plant and equipment was sold, and the building was dismantled.

In 1942, the site was described as

On spare ground between the Calder and Greetland Station ... one of the strangest-shaped works ever seen in this district with its miles of earthenware pipes and curious retorts. After the [First World] war, the factory was completely demolished

A water-treatment plant now stands on part of the site

North Dean Oil Works, Greetland


Owners and tenants of the works have included

 

North Vale Doubling Mill, Bailiff Bridge
Bradford Road. 6-storey cotton mill. Built in 1872 for Jonathan Stott.


Subsequent owners and tenants have included

 

See Branksholme Dye Works, Brighouse

Northowram Hill Quarry
Lane Ends, Stump Cross


Owners and tenants of the quarry have included

 

Northowram Quarries
Foldout looks at some of the quarries in Northowram. These covered the whole of the district from Shibden, through Northowram, to Shelf.

Some of these include

See Quarries

Norton Mills, Elland


Owners and tenants of the mills have included

 

The mills were demolished and Norton Close was built on the site

Norwood Green Colliery
Opened in 18??.

Recorded in 1850

There were 100 miners working there when it closed in April 1958 because there was little coal and it was of poor quality, and the pit – a drift mine – became unsafe.

See Judy Woods Coal mining

Norwood Green Mill
Station Road.


Owners and tenants of the mills have included

 

Norwood Green Pit
When it closed on 31st March 1960, this was the last of the pits in the Norwood Green/Judy Woods area

Nutclough Mill, Hebden Royd
Water-powered mill built on Hebden Water / Ibbot Royd Clough around 1791.

A beam engine was added in the 1850s.

The mill formed a part of the Nutclough Estate.


Owners and tenants of the mill have included

 


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