Edmund Potter

Died aged c. 81

Edmund Potter (1802–1883) was a Manchester industrialist and MP and grandfather to Beatrix Potter. He was a unitarian and, from 1861 to 1874, Liberal MP for Carlisle. Potter moved his business to Glossop in 1825, he rebuilt Joseph Lyne's Boggart Mill, and converted it to a printworks. He moved his family to Dinting Lodge in 1842. Originally calico printing was done by hand, but Potter introduced precision machine printing. By 1883, the mill employed 350, and had printed 1 million pieces on 42 machines. It was the world's largest calico printing factory.

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Edmund Potter DL FRS MP JP 1802-1883 mill owner, philanthropist founded Dinting Vale Printworks in 1824 and lived near this site at Dinting Lodge 1842-1861

Dinting Vale House, Glossop, United Kingdom where they lived near