Holbeck’s Temple Mill ‘at risk’ warns Victorian Society

Temple Mill
At risk: Holbeck's Temple Mill

Holbeck’s Grade I-listed Temple Mill, which dates back to 1838, is “seriously at risk”, the Victorian Society said.

The historic building, inspired by an ancient Egyptian temple, is one of the ten most endangered buildings in the country, with the Victorian Society claiming:

“…Its structure is now seriously at risk following years of neglect.”

Dr Ian Dungavell, Director of the Victorian Society, said:

“The weaving shed is still an astonishing space, stretching over two acres and lit from above by sixty-five conical glass domes. But its vaulted ceiling needs repairs and three years ago one of the mill’s exterior pillars.

 “Parts of the building are in use by a cultural events company but a clear plan is needed for the whole site in order to secure its future.”

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