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BLACKSHAW HEAD MILL

Blackshaw Head

Stansfield

Map ref. SD957275

 

Known occupiers

 

1834-1845

OGDEN Jonathon?

1838-1843

GILL Abraham?

1838

HOLDSWORTH John?

1838

INGHAM ?

1838

PLATT Joseph & Edward?

1866-1876

PARKER & GREENWOOD

1877

GREENWOOD James

1878

GREAVES Wallace & Co.

1878-1881

Blackshaw Head Mill Co.

1889

UTTLEY & SUNDERLAND

1890

Empty

1892

Permanently unoccupied

Map not in Halifax or Todmorden libraries.

 

 

Additional information

 

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Pigot 1834

Jonathan Ogden, Blackshaw, cotton manufacturer

White 1838

Abraham Gill, Blackshaw, cotton manufacturer.

Joseph & Edward Platt, Blackshaw, cotton manufactuers

Ingham, Blackshaw, cotton manufacturer.

1841 census

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.

Kelly 1871

Parker & Greenwood, Blackshawhead Stansfield, cotton manufacturers

Smith 1874

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

Permanently unoccupied

 

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