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main image Weaver's house and loom shop, Newburgh, Fife
This weaver's house with attached loom-shop is a characteristic type of building, especially in east and west-central Scotland.

The loom shop might be designed to take from one to six looms, each with its own small window. Most of these buildings date from the first half of the 19th century.

The boom and subsequent slump in hand loom weaving corresponded to the mechanisation of spinning from the 1780s and that of weaving, towards the mid 19th century.

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