Monument record MDR11598 - William Beardsley & Sons Workshop/Factory (site of), Primrose Street, Cotmanhay

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1866 AD to 1976 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

William Beardsley trained as a framework knitter and began warp knitting in Duke Street in 1828, moving to Primrose Hill about 1866. Four sons joined him in the business. Lace mittens were made by the firm until 1937; veilings and patterned net were also manufactured and a very profitable line was coffin laces, which were produced until 1974. After 1956 there was a gradual fall-off in orders and the firm closed in 1976. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Mason, S A. 1994. Nottingham Lace, 1760s-1950s. pp 293-294.



Grid reference Centred SK 46446 43375 (86m by 35m)

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Record last edited

Dec 17 2010 4:22PM

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