Alma Weir and Ostcliffe's Tannery

Image ID: 00583

Alma Weir and Ostcliffe's Tannery

Date: c1905

The old weir, built by 1800, on the River Skell stretched right across the river, diverting some of the flow into the Mill Race which ran down Low Mill Road. On the far side of the river stands Ostcliffe's Tannery which was in operation until 1885, but closed following the death of James Ostcliffe. The site was then acquired by the Trees family, builders, who eventually built Skellfield Terrace on the site.

Courtesy of Robert Cox

Category: Industries, Places of Worship, Waterways, Cathedral, Industry, Rivers

Organisation Reference: B1711

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