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BEETON ROPE WORKS

Halifax Road

Spring Side

Todmorden

Map Ref. SD957247

 

The long building along the canal bank is the rope works, about 1916

 

Known occupiers

1880-1916

MASON James

MASON William

1907

On 25” OS map

 

 

The Mason family appears in the census returns for the area of Beeton, Stansfield, from 1851 to 1901. James Mason senior, James Mason junior, and William Mason (son of James junior) were all rope and twine makers.

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1880-1897

Occupier James Mason; owner Railway Company; rope walk; Burgey; rateable value £11.5s.0d.

1881 – rateable value £5.10s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1880-90

Occupier James Mason; owner Mrs. R. Ingham; hemp store room; Beeton; rateable value £2.10s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1890-97

Occupied by James Mason; owner Barker Sutcliffe; warehouse; 25 Burgey; rateable value £1.

 

Kelly 1895

James Mason, Spring Side, Halifax Road, rope and twine maker

 

May 7th 1916

Letter from William Mason to John Murgatroyd Esq. On headed notepaper from Beeton Rope Works. (see image above)

Sir,

If at any time the house at Tankside, Lob Mill, now occupied by Mrs. Greenwood, should become vacant, we think it would be a very rentable house for us as we are the occupiers of the Rope Works at Lob Mill and it would be more convenient for our business. I should be greatly obliged if you would consider this if at any time it should become vacant.

Yours Respectfully,

pp William Mason

488 Halifax Road

Todmorden

 

 

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