Who owns Dalton Mills in Keighley?


A HUGE fire on March 3, 202.2 destroyed 100% of the Dalton Mills flagship site.

The 150-year-old building has been used as filming locations for a number of iconic storylines over the years.


Dalton Mills was once Yorkshire’s largest textile millCredit: Alamy

Who owns Dalton Mills?

Dalton Mills is a Grade II* listed Victorian factory and is currently owned by businessman and healthcare entrepreneur Paul Harris.

Harris purchased the factory site in 2013 and restored the Clock Tower and Riverside buildings.

On buying the site, he shared with Keighley News: “Dalton Mills was a building that immediately caught my eye.

“I think it’s beautiful and has so many possibilities and potential.

“That’s why I would love to hear from people in the area to find out what they think this historic site should be for the long term and what their area is missing right now.

In November 2013, the factory was upgraded to grade II*, which means that the buildings are of more than special interest.

Of all listed buildings, only 5.8% are Grade II* listed.

Where is Dalton Mills?

Dalton Mills is located in Keighley and was once the largest textile mill in West Yorkshire.

It was built in 1869 by Joseph Craven and provided thousands of jobs for workers in Keighley and Worth Valley.

On March 3, 2022, it was announced that a fire had destroyed the site and set Dalton Mills on fire.

Fire services from across West Yorkshire have been dispatched to
deal with the raging fire.

Photos and videos have been shared on social media and depict the huge flames destroying the historic building.

Surprisingly, this is not the first fire the mill has seen in its 150 years of existence.

After being acquired by Magna Holdings in 2004, a fire that destroyed much of the site in 2011 turned out to be arson.

Firefighters were seen tackling the blaze until the early hours of the next morning


Firefighters were seen tackling the blaze until the early hours of the next morningCredit: PA

What TV shows are filmed at Dalton Mills?

Dalton Mills has been used as a filming location for a large number of acclaimed screenplays.

Peaky Blinders used the historic site in its production along with other period dramas such as Downton Abbey and Gunpowder.

The weaving rooms were also used in the BBC drama North And South.

The Great Train Robbery, To Walk Invisible and The Limehouse Golem also used Dalton Mills as a backdrop in their storylines.


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