Tyne and Wear HER(6747): Usworth, bleach works - Details
Usworth, bleach works
A bleach works is listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1834 as Washington Bleach Mill, the bleacher being Robson Clark. Hugh Lee Pattinson took over the bleach works to build his chemical works (HER 3056) in 1837 or 1842.
<< HER 6747 >> Archaeo-Environment Ltd, 2004, Desk Top Assessment of the former Washington Chemical Works; Pigot and Co, 1834, National Commercial Directory; S. Miller and G. Nairn, 1998, The People's History Around Washington, pp 94-5