Quarry Bank Mill Research Paper

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In 1784, entrepreneur Samuel Greg built Quarry Bank Mill in Styal harnessing the flow of the River Bollin to power the mill. Quarry Bank Mill was a cotton spinning mill which started production from 1784 and ending in 1959. Samuel Greg , born 1758, willing to exploit the opportunities for manufacturing opened up by the Industrial Age, built the mill knowing of the potential of the cotton industry with prior knowledge and experience of the textile industry. As well as the mill, Greg built a community surrounding the mill including a village for his workers and a house for the apprentice children . In 1834, when Greg passed away, the business was passed down to his sons and the mill was then donated to the National Trust in 1939. Quarry Bank Mill, a product of…show more content…
There was a major change from domestic industry to factory work resulting in an upscale migration from the country to towns where work could now be found for people. Originally the production of goods would occur in the homes of workers on a small scale but due to the development of factories and cotton mills production was now on a large scale, meeting the demands of a growing population of Britain and the expansion of the British Empire. Factories were built to store newly invented machines ,like the power loom,that were too large to be stored in the houses of the workers.New factories were able to be built due to the rise of the middle class revealing that people of the time were willing to and interested in inventing new machines and investing their money . During the Industrial Revolution there was an increase in trade as Britain’s empire was growing and new supplies of raw material opened up e.g. raw cotton was available from America; as a result of growing trade in Britain, there was a good supply of capital available for investment i.e. in such things as new factories.

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