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The site dates prior to 1804. Used as a textile bleach and print works. Remains in April 1971 immediately prior to demolition included. Brick manager's house, stone counting house, weighbridge, stone bleaching kiers, dash-wheel channels, part o fa fireproof floor, two chimneys (one rounf one hexagonal), stables, domestic habitation, brick-built smithy, remains of waterwheel chamber, storage areas. Cast iron water tank Jackson Brothers, Wharf Foundry, Bolton 1894. Recorded that Lever Bank had a library for workers. Engine house standing, steam engine was a Bodmer vertical of 140 HP worked until 1926. Many records rescued and are now preserved in archives. KH personal notes.

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Keywords:1894, bleaching, chimneys, cotton, dyeing, jacksons brother iron founders bolton, ladyshore, lancashire, lever bank, leverbank, libraries, little lever, river irwell, rivers, textile finishing, textiles, victorians

HRS 714 Little Lever, Lever Bank bleachworks 1972

HRS 714 Little Lever, Lever Bank bleachworks 1972

HRS 739 Lever Bank bleachwks Little Lever looking North 1960s

HRS 739 Lever Bank bleachwks Little Lever looking North 1960s

HRS 2008 18th C counting house Lever Bank bleachwks

HRS 2008 18th C counting house Lever Bank bleachwks

HRS 2009 Lever Bank Bleachworks Building and chimney

HRS 2009 Lever Bank Bleachworks Building and chimney

HRS 2010 Lever Bank Bleachworks, Little Lever

HRS 2010 Lever Bank Bleachworks, Little Lever

HRS 3965 Lever Bank bleachworks, general view

HRS 3965 Lever Bank bleachworks, general view

HRS 3966 Lever Bank Bleachworks, warehouse

"industrial archaeology" "industrial heritage" "lancashire textile industry"

HRS 3967 Lever Bank Bleachworks, Warehouse interior

HRS 3967 Lever Bank Bleachworks, Warehouse interior

HRS 3968 Lever Bank Bleachworks, kier bases

HRS 3968 Lever Bank Bleachworks, kier bases

HRS 4455 Lever Bank Bleachworks, Bleachcroft and office

HRS 4455  Lever Bank Bleachworks, Bleachcroft and office

HRS 4456 Lever Bank Bleachworks , Chimney

HRS 4456  Lever Bank Bleachworks , Chimney

HRS 4457 Lever Bank bleachworks, bellows in blacksmith's shop

HRS 4457 Lever Bank bleachworks, bellows in blacksmith's shop

HRS 4458 Lever Bank bleachworks, blacksmith's shop

HRS 4458 Lever Bank bleachworks, blacksmith's shop

HRS 4459 Lever Bank bleachworks, cast iron roof supports

HRS 4459 Lever Bank bleachworks, cast iron roof supports

HRS 4460 Lever Bank bleachworks, collapsed area gen view

HRS 4460 Lever Bank bleachworks, collapsed area gen view

HRS 4461 Lever Bank bleachworks, collapsed area

HRS 4461 Lever Bank bleachworks, collapsed area

HRS 4462 Lever Bank bleachworks, interior croft area

HRS 4462 Lever Bank bleachworks, interior croft area

HRS 4463 Lever Bank bleachworks, oven or stove

HRS 4463 Lever Bank bleachworks, oven or stove

HRS 4464 Lever Bank bleachworks, sluice

HRS 4464 Lever Bank bleachworks, sluice

HRS 4465 Lever Bank bleachworks, stables and ladder

HRS 4465 Lever Bank bleachworks, stables and ladder