BEETON ROPE WORKS
Map Ref. SD957247
The long building along the canal bank is the rope works, about 1916
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.
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.
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)
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.
pp William Mason
488 Halifax Road