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OUR HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT: OUR PRECIOUS INHERITANCE – Listed buildings Owner’s Forum
March 27, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pmFree
The Historic Environment Division (HED) will hold a Listed Buildings Owners’ Forum in Mossley Mill on the morning of 27th March 2018.
The purpose of the event is to update owners on all aspects of the work of the HED within the Department for Communities and the activities in the wider heritage sector.
We will include as part of the morning some case studies by owners and professionals who have been instrumental in reusing and regenerating heritage buildings in recent years.
By the late nineteenth century, Belfast was one of the greatest centres for textile manufacture in the world. One of its most important production sites was Mossley Mill at Newtownabbey.
In 1859, two cousins called Henry and John Campbell, bought Mossley Mill. Both as businessmen and employers, they were remarkably progressive for their time, establishing a school, building homes for their workers and creating a new sports pavilion. They were also shrewd businessmen, and invested well in new buildings and machinery.
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In recent years…
The Campbell family continued to successfully run the Mill during the 20th century, but by the late 1970s, the business faced stiff competition from abroad. In 1978, Mossley Mill amalgamated with Barbour Threads of Hilden.
It closed in 1995, but in 1996, Newtownabbey Borough Council bought the site to create its new Civic Headquarters.