A cotton mill and weaving shed for calicoes were built by the river in the late 18th century.Later woolcombing and worsted spinning were introduced.Otley is a market town and civil parish at a bridging point on the River Wharfe in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England.Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the population was 13,668 at the 2011 census.Andy Murray on the other hand received nothing for his retaining his title in the men’s tennis.
Their palace was located on the site occupied by the Manor House.
This began to create the layout of today, As well as farming and use of woodland, important local activities were quarrying stone, and the manufacture of potash from bracken, used to make a soap which therefore supported a community carrying out fulling, the cleansing and finishing of woollen cloth on Watergate.
The woollen industry developed as a cottage industry but during the Industrial Revolution and the mechanisation of the textile industry, mills were built using water then steam power.
As in other areas of the north, the Norman conquest largely laid waste this area.
An important reason for the town's location was a water supply, the Calhead Beck (now covered over) which ran down from Otley Chevin over Whitley Croft, a little East of the church and then to the river near the bridge.