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Silk Mills

Ayot St Lawrence

St Albans



The book Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire: has a useful account of the silk mills of Hertfordshire and identifies mills at Baldock, Hatfield, Hitchin, Redbourn, Rickmansworth, St Albans, Tring and Watford. An extract from this book, and also a extract relating to child labour, are quoted on the web page Silk Mills at Watford.


Evans D. & Co. (J. Akers, manager) Brook street, Tring
Shute T.R. Rookery Silk Mills, Watford
Woollam J. & Son, Abbey Silk mill, St Albans & at Redbourn

Post Office Directory, 1866

On 30th January 1836 the Bucks Herald published a detailed account of a major fire at the Silk Mill at Tring, which was then employing about 800 people.

4th January 1842. --- There was this morning another fire at Tring silk mill, and the damage is estimated at 3,000 or 4,000.

[Local Occurrences]

The Silk Mill at Tring 
From Around Tring - The Second Selection

There is a significant book by Wendy Austin on the history of Tring Silk Mill

212 people in Tring had silk related occupations in the 1881 census.

See also Walter THOMAS, Mill House, Tring, c1895-1946

See The Silk Mills at Watford

The Old Silk Mill, St Albans  
A Hartmann postcard posted in 1904

Lullingstone Silk Farm  
Ayot House  
Ayot St Lawrence  
Feeding the Silk Worms

[Mid 20th century?]

It is now situated at Compton House, Sherborne, Dorset.


Ayot House

Silk Moth

Silk Making Machinery (Children of the Labouring Poor)

December 2009   thumb images of Lullingstone Silk Mill
June 2011   silk making machine

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