Armley Mills - History and Hauntings From The Ghost Book
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Armley Mills

Armley Mills Ghosts
LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Leeds, Yorkshire, UK

DATE BUILT: 1805 onwards. 

GRADE LISTED: Grade II

RUINED: No.

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: A woollen mill. 

OTHER USES: Tenants lived in part of the mill in the early 1900s. The mill closed in 1971 and became a museum of industry in 1982. The museum continues today, and the building is also used as a ghost hunt venue.

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE: There has been a mill on the site for hundreds of years. The first ever mill dated back to the 1500s and and one time was used for grinding corn.

HISTORY

INTERESTING FACTS: Armley Mills was once the largest woollen mill in the world.

CLAIM TO FAME: The building is now the oldest mill in England. 

GRIZZLY HISTORY: Working conditions at the mill would have been terrible, as they were everywhere at the time, and working hours would have been very long. Children as young as six would have been set to work in the mill. 

A fire entirely destroyed the previous mill in 1805. 

DEATHS: As with most industrial environments, working conditions would have been dangerous and loss of life would not be unusual. It is also unknown to me if there was loss of life when the previous building was destroyed by fire.

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• A Victorian gentleman who is accompanied by the smell of burning. 

• Harold.

• A Victorian woman dressed in black. Thought to be searching for a child.

• A group of hooded figures. 

• Children.  

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Unknown.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Heavy footsteps heard. Disembodied voices heard. Children’s laughter and crying heard. 

Visual: Shadows seen. Full bodied apparitions. 

Intelligent:

Sensory: Burning smelled. People report feeling their clothes being tugged by unseen hands, as well as the feeling of being pushed. Tobacco smoke smelled.

Poltergeist: Doors banging on their own. Objects thrown, including cotton bobbins. Machinery starting on its own. 

Technological:

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ARMLEY MILLS GHOST HUNTS

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Have you experienced paranormal activity at Armley Mills?

Would you like your encounter published on The Ghost Book? Then get in touch! 

INVESTIGATION FOOTAGE
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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

CURB APPEAL: 

FOOD & DRINK SERVED: Yes 

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: No 

ARMLEY MILLS 

Canal Road,

Leeds, 

Yorkshire

LS12 2QF

UK

www.museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk