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This mill was rebuilt in 1912 and became known as the Royal Mill.
In 1801, with improved profitability after several lean years McConnel & Kennedy commissioned the building of the New Mill, completed in 1806. This factory had 8 floors and covered an area of 650 square yards. Gas lighting was installed in 1809 by Boulton and Watt. By 1811, with a downturn in trade, like many others, the firm of McConnel and Kennedy went bankrupt. Later, in better times, they were to build the Sedgewick Mill.