Photograph of Mule House

Mule House was built in 1749. It is a traditional handloom weaver's cottage which is typical of the South Pennines area. It is located in the Colne Valley area of West Yorkshire where the Luddites unsuccessfully tried to protect the cottage industry by smashing the industrial weaving looms in the very early days of the Industrial Revolution.

The house takes its name from its position on an old transpennine pack horse route.

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