The Rochdale area was well known for its Flannels. Cotton’s introduction brought Flannelette, a material which was derided by the Flannel producers. However, over time, cotton overtook woollens as the mainstay of the Rochdale Area. In Littleborough Cotton became the more important textile but the Law;s mills stayed with Wool and were extremely profitable.

See these pages for detail on Littleborough’s Textile Businesses

Clegg’s Shore Mills

The Consterdine Family Mills

The Schofield Family Mills

Rayon (Artificial Silk) Manufacturing

The Law Family Mills


Booklet on Consterdine & Schofield - Mills & Foundry

Booklet on the Law family and Honresfeld Library