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DALE STREET WORKS

Machine Shop and Joiners Shop

Dale Street

Todmorden

 

Map Ref. SD936241

Dale Street Works 2005

 

 

Known occupiers

 

1820-

HOLT James

1853-1867

JACKSON Jeremiah

1855

SHACKLETON John

1856-57

SCHOLFIELD & BOOTH

1856-1890

METCALFE Henry

1858-64

BUTTERWORTH & HEYWORTH

1865

HEYWORTH John

1867-70

CRABTREE James

1869-1870

CRAWSHAW & LAW

1871-74

SUTCLIFFE Bros.

1871-1890

LAW William

1875-79

WHITAKER James

1895

STANSFIELD Jackson

 

William Law, the son of Elijah Law, a shoemaker, completed an apprenticeship to become a machine maker, working and living on Dale Street in Todmorden. In 1891, his pregnant daughter CLARA LAW was murdered by her sweetheart John William Halstead at Dale Street Co-op.

 

2005

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Machine Shop

 

1851 census

Jeremiah Jackson, Cockpit, aged 75, mechanic

Jeremiah Jackson, Union Street, aged 38, machine maker employing 6 men.

 

White 1853

Jeremiah Jackson, Dale Street, machine maker

 

Slater 1855

Jeremiah Jackson, Dale Street, machine maker

 

Langfield Rates Book 1856-67

Occupied by Jeremiah Jackson; owner Henry Metcalfe; 3hp and machine shop; rateable value £30.6s.6d.

1865 – re-valued £20.7s.6d.

1868 – empty

 

Kelly 1861

Jeremiah Jackson, Dale Street, machine maker

 

White 1866

Jeremiah Jackson, Dale Street, machine maker

 

Langfield Rates Book 1869-70

Occupied by Crawshaw & Law; owner Henry Metcalfe; 3hp and machine shop; rateable value £20.7s.6d.

 

Census 1871

William Law, 23 Dale Street, machine maker

 

Langfield Rates Book 1871-90

Occupied by William Law; owner Henry Metcalfe; 3hp and machine shop; rateable value £20.7s.6d.

1880 – rateable value £45.5s.0d

1890 – rateable value £27.5s.0d.

 

White 1877

William Law, machinist (cotton), Dale Street

 

1881 census

William Law, 20 Dale Street, master machinist employing 5 men and 3 boys

 

1891 census

William Law, Dale Street, machinist and toolmaker

2005

 


Joiners Shop

 

Notes from John Travis, contemporary historian:

It may here be mentioned that Dale-street was originally Deal-street, that name being given to it when Mr. James Holt, joiner and builder, had his workshop there about 1820.

 

Census 1841

James Holt, York Street, aged 45, joiner & builder

 

Census 1851

John Shackleton, Patmos, aged 31, joiner & builder employing 10 men

 

Slater 1855

John Shackleton, Dale Street, joiner and carpenter

 

Langfield Rates Book 1856-57

Occupied by Scholfield & Booth; owner Henry Metcalfe; joiners shop Dale Street; rateable value £8.14s.1d.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1858-64

Occupied by Butterworth & Heyworth; owned by Henry Metcalfe; joiners shop Dale Street; rateable value £8.14s.1d.

1862 – additions £5.16s.0d.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1865

Occupied by John Heyworth; owner Henry Metcalfe; joiners shop Dale Street; rateable value £13.14s.6d

 

Langfield Rates Book 1867-70

Occupied by James Crabtree; owned by Henry Metcalfe; heald shop; Dale Street; rateable value £13.14s.6d

 

Factory Act Prosecutions 9th May 1867

James Crabtree of Dale Street Todmorden – reed and heald maker

5 cases heard before Capt. Sutcliffe chairman, Rev. T. Sutcliffe, John Fielden, Abraham Ormerod, and Geo. Hinchcliffe esqs at Todmorden Sessions.

  1. Having employed a young person without having previously registered her name in the register for young persons – Penalty of £2 and costs of 13s.0d
  2. Having employed the same young person for more than seven days without a surgical certificate – Penalty £2 and costs of 13s.0d
  3. Having employed a child without having previously registered her name in the register for children – Penalty of £2 and costs of 13s.0d
  4. Having employed the same child for more than seven days without a surgical certificate – Penalty £2 and costs of 13s.0d
  5. Having employed a child without registration of name or surgical certificate - Penalty – Nil – costs of £1.6s.0d.

Total Penalties £8 – Total Costs £3.18s.0d

There is a note attached to Case no 5 – Penalty not pressed for in these cases on account of the poverty of the defendant.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1871-74

Occupied by Sutcliffe Bros; owned by Henry Metcalfe; joiners shop; Dale Street; rateable value £13.14s.6d

 

Langfield Rates Book 1875-79

Occupied by James Whitaker; owned by Henry Metcalfe; 2 workshops; Dale Street; rateable value £13.14s.6d

 

Slater 1895

Jackson Stansfield, Dale Street, joiner and builder

 

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