The Vernon-Carus mill was a major employer in Hoddlesden for many years. The site produced high-quality surgical dressings for export around the world and many villagers worked at the mill until its closure in 2003.
The mill building was demolished in 2008 following a major fire and the site has lain derelict and untreated since.
There are 7 acres of land with potential for redevelopment, and the site is located just to the east of the village centre and down the bank from St. Paul’s CofE primary school.
Due to the historic manufacturing techniques and demolition undertaken, all the buildings’ foundations are in situ and it’s certain that the ground conditions will require treatment to ensure the site satisfies current environmental regulations.