BLACKSHAW HEAD MILL
Map ref. SD957275
PLATT Joseph & Edward?
PARKER & GREENWOOD
GREAVES Wallace & Co.
Blackshaw Head Mill Co.
UTTLEY & SUNDERLAND
Map not in Halifax or Todmorden libraries.
researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade
Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group
Jonathan Ogden, Blackshaw, cotton manufacturer
Abraham Gill, Blackshaw, cotton manufacturer.
Joseph & Edward Platt, Blackshaw, cotton manufactuers
Ingham, Blackshaw, cotton manufacturer.
Jonathan Ogden (aged 60) living in Blackshawhead 1841, manufacturer.
Stansfield Rates Book 1866
First mention of Blackshawhead Mill
Stansfield Rates Book 1867-76
Owned and occupied by Parker & Greenwood; Blackshawhead; loom shed; rateable value £56.13s.6d.
1869 – new warehouse £16.13s.0d.
Parker & Greenwood, Blackshawhead Stansfield, cotton manufacturers
Parker & Greenwood, Blackshawhead Stansfield, cotton manufacturers.
Blackshawhead Rates Book 1877
Occupied by James Greenwood; owner Greenwood; Blackshawhead; shed and power; rateable value £73.6s.6d.
Halifax Guardian 23rd March 1878
Liquidation – Wallace Greaves of 20 New Brown Street, Manchester; Eagle Mills, Reddish near Stockport and Blackshawhead Mills; Blackshawhead near Hebden Bridge, bleacher, dyer, warp sizer and cotton manufacturer; firm of W. Greaves & Co; liabilities estimated £30,000.
Halifax Guardian 13th April 1878
First general meeting of creditors of Wallace Greaves, Blackshawhead Mill, liabilities £20,622; assets £2,930.
Stansfield Rates Book 1878
Occupied by Blackshawhead Mill Co; owner James Greenwood; Blackshawhead; shed and power; rateable value £73.6s.6d.
Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 15th August 1879
Blackshawhead; 170 looms; running full time.
Stansfield Rates Book 1880-81
Occupied by Blackshawhead Mill Co; owner Greenwood trustees; loom shed & power, Blackshawhead; rateable value £82.10s.0d.
Todmorden Advertiser 14th November 1884
Auction 20th November
Stone built mill or shed at Blackshawhead with engine and boiler houses; 2 warehouses; mechanics shop; winding-on room; reservoir; chimney and vacant land; double-flued cylindrical steam boiler 25 foot x 7 foot diameter; vertical condensing steam engine 18hp; 170 cotton power looms; winding-on frame; 2 plaiting machines; piece press; Leasehold. (withdrawn at auction)
Stansfield Rates Books 1885-88
Occupied by Blackshawhead Mill Co; owner Greenwood trustees; loom shed & power, Blackshawhead; rateable value £71.10s.0d.
Halifax Courier 24th March 1888
Prospect of the weaving shed at Blackshawhead, unused for some time, to be re-started. Two or three gentlemen have taken the matter up, and a number of looms have already been put down.
Stansfield Rates Book 1889
Owned & occupied by Uttley & Sunderland; loom shed and steam power; Blackshawhead; rateable value £67. 10s.0d.
Stansfield Rates Book 1890
Empty; owners Queens Building Society; loom shed and steam power; Blackshawhead; rateable value £67. 10s.0d.
Stansfield Rates Book 1892