The Grade II listed Newsome Mill was used to produce woollen textiles. The first woollen mill on the site at Newsome was founded by John Taylor in 1827. This building burnt down in 1872 and in 1873 Ephraim Beaumont Taylor went into partnership with Joshua Littlewood, to form Taylor & Littlewood, under which name the firm operated as a worsted mill until its closure in 1983.
The four-storey Newsome Mill was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Thursday 17th November 2016. The entire mill interior collapsed at 6.08 AM. The structure was declared dangerous later that morning and demolition began in the darkness that same evening.