In the second half of the nineteenth century Oldham became the major cotton spinning town in Britain. Architects from Oldham came to dominate the business of designing cotton spinning mills in Lancashire. This book traces the history of Stott & Sons, who were one of the oldest and most prominent firms in the business.
The firm was a family business, originating in 1847 when Abraham Henthorn Stott, senior, set up an office in Oldham. Two of his sons later joined him in partnership. They were also involved in the promotion of cotton spinning companies. As a general architectural practice, designed other buildings including houses, schools and a watch factory. The records of the firm have not survived, but the author has used a variety of sources ranging from Building Regulation records to newspapers and trade journals. Most importantly he has looked at the mills themselves in the belief that industrial archaeology has a major contribution to make in understanding the history of the Lancashire cotton industry.
- Author: Roger Holden
- Binding: paperback
- ISBN: 978-1-85936-047-7
- Pages: 288
- Illustrations: 167 photographs and plans
- Date of Publication: 1998
- Dimensions: 234 × 156 mm