There was one until very recently (about 2 years ago) at Pelaw in Gateshead. It was demolished, but there may be information on the Tyne and Wear HER (which I believe is available online called SiteLines)
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From: British archaeology discussion list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Edward James
Sent: 30 January 2014 13:51
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Subject: [BRITARCH] Daylight Factories in the UK
Please allow me to pick your collective brain.
I'm currently engaged in a bit of research regarding so-called Daylight Factories. These were a 20th Century evolution of the multi-storey mill, characterised by large windows - hence 'daylight'. A famous, and probably the largest, example is the Ford Factory in Highland Park, Detroit. There were a number also built here in the UK, with one well known designer being Wallis, Gilbert & Partners.
I am looking for sources of information on any other Daylight Factories in the UK, and their designers. In particular I'm interested the location of any good surviving examples, in any condition, particularly if converted or re-purposed, but also those that are derelict or (heaven forbid) still used as factories, that members of Britarch might know about.
I am grateful for any pointers any of you may be able to offer - although my research is unfortunately desk-based only, so much as I'd love to jump in the car and go on a hunt, I shall have to limit my site visits to Google Streetview.
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