I was on a course fairly recently and they mentioned four: I haven't
made many notes, but reading off the printout from the Power point
presentation the ones they mentioned were:
Free, Rodwell &Co, No 7 Maltings, Mistley, Essex (though actually the
slide was of the skeleton after it was gutted by fire)
Crockett & Jones Boot and shoe manufacturers 'Daylight Factory'
The building that is currently Kwik Fit in King's Lynn, was previously a
Also the BSA factory (or part of it), c. 1914, Birmingham
Sounds like a nice piece of research to be doing, even if you can't go
and visit them,
On 30/01/2014 13:50, Edward James wrote:
> Dear all,
> 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.
> Kind regards,
> Edward James