The Napoleonic Wars raised both demand and
price for linen goods in the 1790s, but at the same time made the
Baltic trade in raw materials more difficult. Napoleon's blockade
of the Baltic raised the price of a ton of flax from £40 to £170.
West House was the production leader around 1814, follows by
Little Patrick Mills and Aked High Mill at West End, 1817 - 1821,
and finally Bentham Mill 1825 - 1838.