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CROSS LEE MILL (OWLERS)

Cross Lee

Todmorden

Map Ref. SD930251

 

Known occupiers

 

1804

BARKER J.

1805

BARKER widow

1816-1818, 1835

BARKER William

1822-1838

BARKER John

Now a housing estate

 

see BAREWISE MILL

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Notes from John Travis, 19th century historian

Gatebottom-road leads forward to the Bank Farm which used to belong to the Barker family who were also the owners of the Cross-lee house, their trade being that of putters-out, etc. The Harley Wood Barkers were mostly farmers and piece makers, both at Banks and Cross Lee and other places, and afterwards had mills at Lydgate and Barewise

 

Dean’s Manchester Directory 1804

J. Barker, fustian, Todmorden, attending Manchester markets.

 

Land Tax Assessments for Stansfield 1804

Cross Lee Mill recorded

 

Stansfield Township map 1805

“Factory” marked on the site.

 

Valuation of Stansfield 1805

Upper Cross Lee; factory rooms and waterfall; owned and occupied by Widow Barker; annual value £10.

 

Cromptons 1811 spindle enquiry

Cross Lee, 648 mule spindles, 3 x 18doz.

 

Stansfield Township map 1816

2 dams and building shown on land belonging to William Barker of Cross Lee. Owlers was on land belonging to John Barker of Lower Cross Lee.

 

Leigh's Directory 1818

William Barker, Cross Lee, cotton spinner and manufacturer.

 

Baines 1822

John Barker, cotton spinners and manufacturers, Cross Lee

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1835-36

William Barker; Gatebottom, Cross Lee; steam engine; rateable value £1.4s.0d; not working. (1835 only)

William Barker; Cross Lee; Quarry, 5 men at 13/4d per man; assessment 16/8d; received 6/8d as 3 men not working.

William Barker; Cross Lee; land and tenements; rateable value £9.11s.8d.

John Barker; Owlers; lands and tenements; rateable value £8.1.11d.

 

 

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