Business records of William Ackroyd Limited, worsted spinners of Otley Mills, Otley.

Scope and Content

Comprises various ledgers, notebooks, legal documents, cash and wages books, and books concerning stock balances.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Ackroyd Limited, were worsted spinners of Otley Mills, Otley, West Yorkshire, established in 1815.


This collection was deposited in four separate batches. Items 4-15 as the second deposit in 1974, items 16-56 as the third deposit in 1980 and item 57 as the fourth in 2015.

Access Information

This collection is subject to various access conditions.

Other Finding Aids

Described in Patricia Hudson, The West Riding wool textile industry: a catalogue of business records from the sixteenth to the twentieth century , 1975

Geographical Names