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COWBRIDGE MILL


Jumble Hole Clough

Hebden Bridge

 

Map Ref. SD965264

 

Cowbridge Mill early 1900's

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Known occupiers

 

1795-1822

HORSFALL John

1833-35

BOOTH James

1841-1854

JACKSON & DUGDALE

1860-1871

JACKSON William

1871-1881

ROBERTSHAW Abraham

1883-1886

Empty

1887-1888

UTTLEY Mitchell

1890-1893

Empty

1901

Cowbridge Cotton Company

PICKLES Freeman

1907

Cotton mill on 25” OS map

2007

In ruins

 

Cowbridge Mill and cottages

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Stansfield Land Tax Assessments 1795-98

Owned and occupied by John Horsfall, tax 2s.

Stansfield Land Tax Assessments 1799-1814

Owned and occupied by John Horsfall, tax 1s.10½

Valuation of Stansfield 1805

Number on plan 607

Upper Underbank; Cowbridge Factory; includes a cottage and waterfall; 14 perches; owned and occupied by John Horsfall; annual value £20.

Stansfield Township map 1816

Mill shown on the site of Cowbridge but not named. It is on land owned by John Horsfall of Underbank.

Baines 1822

John Horsfall, worsted spinners

Halifax Guardian 2nd October 1833

James Booth, late in business as a worsted spinner at Cowbridge Mill near Todmorden. Petitioner in the Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors.

Halifax Guardian 15th February 1834

John Horsfall the younger, late of Underbank, cotton manufacturer. Petitioner in the Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors.

Factory Inspectors Returns for 1835

Cowbridge Mill; James Booth; worsted spinner

Census 1841

William Jackson, Cowbridge, aged 35, mechanic

James Dugdale, Cowbridge, aged 25, smith

James Dugdale, Cowbridge, aged 20, mechanic

Thomas Jackson, Higher Eastlee, aged 30, mechanic

White 1842-53

Jackson & Dugdale, cotton manufacturers and machine makers

Walker 1845

Jackson & Dugdale, cotton manufacturers and machine makers

Census 1851

William Jackson, Cowbridge, aged 47, manufacturer of cotton employing 12 men and 18 females.

Stansfield Rates Book 1854

Cowbridge Mill; occupied by Jackson & Dugdale; owner J. Horsfall; mill and power; rateable value £47.16s.0d.

Stansfield Rates Book 1860

Cowbridge Mill; occupied by William Jackson; owner J. Horsfall; mill and power; rateable value £47.16s.0d.

White 1866

William Jackson, Cowbridge Mill, cotton spinner & manufacturer

Stansfield Rates Book 1867-70

Cowbridge Mill; occupied by William Jackson; part empty; owner William Horsfall; mill and power; rateable value £105.1s.0d.

 

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Halifax Guardian 11th February 1871

Auction today at Cowbridge Mill near Hebden Bridge, by order of the Sheriff of Yorkshire at the above mill in the occupation of Mr. William Jackson: 30 looms by Hudson Bros of Burnley, beaming frame by Law of Todmorden, warps in looms, cotton weft 30’s and 36’s etc.

Stansfield Rates Book 1871

Cowbridge Mill; occupied by William Jackson, bankrupt, no assets; owner William Horsfall, mill and power; rateable value £105.1s.0d.

Census 1871

William Jackson, Cowbridge, aged 67, late cotton manufacturer.

Abraham Robertshaw, Hope Street, aged 47, waste dealer, wholesale clothier, employing 11 men and 34 women.

Kelly 1871

Abraham Robertshaw & Sons, cotton breakers.

Stansfield Rates Book 1873-1881

Occupier Abraham Robertshaw; owner William Horsfall; mill and power; Cowbridge; rateable value £105.1s.0d.

1880 – rateable value £140.10s.0d.

1881 – rateable value £114.5s.0d.

Slater 1875

Abraham Robertshaw & Sons, waste

Kelly 1877

John & Abraham Robertshaw, cotton spinners & manufacturers.

Halifax Guardian 23rd September 1876

Two fires at Bridge Mill, Hebden Bridge, occupied by Messrs Robertshaw & Sons.

Halifax Guardian 22nd June 1878

Fire at waste works of A. Robertshaw, Bridge Mill, Hebden Bridge. Little damage.

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 15th August 1879

Cowbridge Mill running full time.

Halifax Courier 4th March 1882

Partnership dissolved, Abraham Robertshaw & Sons of Stansfield and Hebden Bridge, cotton waste spinners, as regards Abraham Robertshaw.

Stansfield Rates Book 1883

Permanently unoccupied; owner John Wild; mill and power.

Halifax Courier 2nd November 1884

To let or sell with immediate possession, Cowbridge Mill with buildings attached and adjoining cottages, together with engine and boiler nearly new. Mill freehold and modern. Apply W. Horsfall esq. Underbank, or Abraham Robertshaw & Sons, Westfield Mills, Myth.

Stansfield Rates Book 1887

Occupied by Mitchell Uttley; owner John Wild; mill, water and steam power; Cowbridge; rateable value £118.15s.0d.

Stansfield Rates Book 1888

Occupied by Mitchell Bros; owner John Wild; mill, water and steam power; Cowbridge; rateable value £103.

Stansfield Rates book 1890-93

Empty; owner John Wild; mill, water and steam power; Cowbridge; rateable value £103.

Census 1901

Freeman Pickles, Cowbridge, aged 37, cotton manufacturer, employer

1907

Cotton mill on 25” O.S. map

 

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