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Anchor Mills

The principal remains of the Anchor Mills complex in Paisley is the Domestic Finishing Mill, which was built in 1886. It occupies a central location on the right bank of the White Cart Water, in the heart of the town centre. This is one of a few buildings surviving from a forty-unit industrial complex that was in continual use for nearly a century. Built in brickwork with a cast iron skeleton, this six-storey building was at the centre of the Clark and Co. thread-making empire, which merged with J. & P. Coats a decade later. The Finishing Mill closed in the 1980s and soon became derelict, but was restored in 2005 and converted to form sixty flats and a business centre. It is now Category-A Listed. Nearby is the No. 1 Embroidery Mill which dates from the 1840s and is now B-listed and converted as a business centre.


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