John Horrocks blue plaque in Preston
John Horrocks 1768-1804
Pioneer cotton manufacturer
He built Preston’s first steam-powered cotton mill on this site in 1796.
John Horrocks (27 March 1768, Edgworth, Lancashire, England – 1 March 1804, London) was a British cotton manufacturer and Member of Parliament for Preston.
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- Location: Fylde Road
- District Council: Preston City Council
- District Council Ward: University
- County Council: Lancashire County Council
- County Council Electoral Division: Preston Central South
- UK Parliament Constituency: Preston
- Region: North West
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