Wright & Jobson, Galashiels, Oct 11
WRIGHT & JOBSON, GALASHIELS, OCT 11.
Visited with catbalou.
After a rather 'eventful' 24hours, (LOL), we were travelling back from a trip North of the border, Edinburgh & Both of us spotted this place at the same time. Turned out to be a nice little wander round to finish, what was a long 24 hours trip.
Mill complex with later additions, situated on the outskirts of Galashiels adjacent to Edinburgh Road. SCOURING SHED: Single-storey former scouring shed with curved iron roof. Adjoins the southern gable of the spinning shed. Whin rubble with brick dressings.
Bristol Mill is among the best surviving mills in Galashiels, consisting of a considerable complex of industrial buildings of different dates illustrating the development of manufacturing over time and situated on a highly prominent site at the entrance to the town, acting as an introduction to the character of the town.
The importance of the wool manufacturing trade to Galashiels can not be overestimated, as this industry was the sole reason for its expansion and prosperity in the 19th century. Wool manufacture has largely subsided, but the remaining buildings are important monuments to the industry.
Bristol Spinning Mill was erected in 1885 by Roberts, Dobson and Company. In 1895 it became the property of William Roberts and was used to supply yarn to Victoria Mill until 1905. In 1921 the mill was taken over by Wright and Jobson, who built the large extension on the NW end of the mill, re-equipping it with mules still in use until the mill closed in c1998 and the machinery was removed. (ref: Historic Scotland)
Building Dates: 1885Architects: Unknown
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