CATHOLES LEAD MINE & BRICK WORKS
Catholes Mining Co.
researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade
Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group
Lead was mined here, although little is known. Traces of lead can still be found in the vicinity.
Notes from John Travis, contemporary historian
There used to be a brick works at the foot of Catholes Clough, but after many years of hard work, the company which owned the works were obliged to relinquish the effort to make it pay.
Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Almanac
Catholes Mining Company formed 1st July 1869, wound up 2nd February 1877.
Stansfield Rates Book 1874-76
Owned and occupied by Catholes Mining Co; brick kiln and power etc; Lydgate; rateable value £33,15s.0d.
Stansfield Rates Book 1877-81
Stansfield Rates Book 1880