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DER STREET MILL

WEAVING SHED & MACHINE SHOP

 

Der Street

Todmorden

 

Map Ref. SD941241

 

 

Known occupiers

 

1861-1867

DOBSON & TRENHOLME

1865-1908

JACKSON Jeremiah

1865-1875

STOTT & HARDMAN

1870-1873

LORD James

1870-1875

FIRTH Joseph

1875-1883

FIRTH & CLARKE

1883

CRABTREE James Greenwood

1877-1893

STANSFIELD Joseph

1877-1908

STOTT John

1887-1897

MITCHELL James Edward

1888-1893

CRABTREE John

1971- current

N.R. Components Ltd.

 

JOHN STOTT occupied Der Street weaving shed for over 40 years. He married Mary Barker and their story can be read by following the link.

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

             

Notes from John Travis, contemporary historian:

Jeremiah Jackson bought a timber yard in Der Street from Dobson, Trenholme & Co. and converted it to a machine shop. He later erected a weaving shed on part of the land for tenants Brook & Lord. Afterwards Knowles & Sutcliffe of STACKHILLS MILL filled up the spare room with mules and went on making both warps and wefts until about 1861 when the elder partner died.

 

 

 

Machine shop

 

Langfield Rates Book 1861-67

Owned and occupied by Dobson & Trenholme; Roomfield Lane; joiners shop; yard; 4hp etc; rateable value £83.1s.10d.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1868-93

Owned and occupied by Jeremiah Jackson; Der Street; mechanics shop and power; rateable value £46.5s.6d.

1870 – rateable value £44.2s.6d.

1880 – rateable value £74.

1888 – rateable value £75.

 

Kelly 1871

Jeremiah Jackson, Der Street, machine makers

 

1871 census

Jeremiah Jackson, 3 Cross Street, aged 48, machine maker employing 10 men and 1 boy.

 

Kelly 1893-1908

Jeremiah Jackson, Der Street, machine makers

 

Views and Reviews 1896

J. Jackson, Derdale ironworks founded more than a century ago. The business has always been in the hands of the Jackson family. The present partners are 5 brothers, the sons of the late Jeremiah Jackson. The premises in Der Street have been added to.

 

Todmorden in Coronation Year 1902

Alderman William Jackson, Byron Street, one of the five sons of the late Jeremiah Jackson all brought up in the old established Derdale Ironworks.

 


Weaving Shed

 

George Watkins’ “Textile Mill Engine”

Photo of a vertical single crank tandem engine made by Wood Bros. of Sowerby Bridge for a mill in Cragg Vale. It was removed when that mill closed down in the 1920’s and put in Der Street to replace the engine installed there when it started about 1862. Developed 250hp. Scrapped when Der Street closed in the 1950’s.

John Stott/Stott & Hardman

 

Langfield Rates Book 1865

Occupier John Stott; owner Jeremiah Jackson; Roomfield Lane; weaving shed.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1869-93

Occupied by John Stott; owned by Jeremiah Jackson; Roomfield Lane; weaving shed; rateable value £45.9s.0d.

1871 – Stott & Hardman

1873 – name is Der Street Mill

1877 – John Stott occupier

1880 – re-valued £34.10s.0d.

1888 – rateable value £51

 

Kelly 1871

Stott & Hardman, Der Street, cotton manufacturers.

 

Census 1871

John Stott, Priestwell, aged 45, calico manufacturer employing 43 men, 10 women and 1 boy.

 

Slater 1875

Stott & Hardman, Derdale Shed, cotton manufacturers.

 

Kelly 1877

John Stott, Der Street, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

2nd February 1878

The work people of Mr. John Stott of Der Street Mill (cotton manufacturer) had a tea meeting and entertainment. Mr. Stott undertook to pay a considerable portion of the expenses.

 

Halifax Guardian 18th May 1878

Petition in liquidation, John Stott of Der Street Mill, cotton manufacturer. Liabilities estimated at £3,050.

 

The Leeds Mercury Friday November 1st 1878

Todmorden trade depressed

Mr. J. Stott, Der Street, 96 looms full time

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 1st August 1879

John Stott, Der Street, 96 looms, running full time.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 16th April 1880

John Stott, Der Street, advanced wages 5% for weavers.

 

Factory Act prosecutions 1st October 1885

John Stott, cotton manufacturer – Der Street Mill

Case heard before Rev. T. Sutcliffe, J.A. Ingham and H. C. Taylor M.D.

Employing a child before and after 1.p.m. same day

Penalty 10s.0d – costs 7s.6d

It was explained that the offence was unknown to the masters, and arose, through the sending of the children in question, the whole day, to take the place of sisters who were absent through sickness.

 

Manchester Examiner 22nd July 1887

John Stott, Der Street Shed, 196 looms running full time.

 

Worrall 1891

John Stott, Der Street Mill, 196 looms, T cloths, mexicans, domestics and drill.

 

Kelly 1893

John Stott, Der Street, cotton spinners & manufacturers.

 

Slater 1895

John Stott, Der Street Mill, 192 looms

 

Views and Reviews 1896

John Stott, cotton manufacturer of Der Street Mill, worked by a number of firms on room and power. John Stott is one such firm. He has worked there since 1865 and has 196 looms.

 

Kelly 1908

John Stott, Der Street, cotton spinners & manufacturers.

 

 

Joseph Firth/Firth & Clarke

 

Langfield Rates Book 1870-74

Occupied by Joseph Firth; owner Jeremiah Jackson; Roomfield Lane; loomshed; rateable value £34.2s.0d.

1873 – called Der Street Mill

1874 – additional loomshed £39.10s.0d.

 

Kelly 1871

Joseph Firth & Sons, Der Street, cotton manufacturers.

 

Census 1871

Joseph Firth, Wellington Road, aged 43, cotton manufacturer.

William Firth (son aged 17) assistant to father.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1875-83

Occupied by Firth & Clarke; owner Jeremiah Jackson; Der Street; 2 loomsheds; rateable value £73.12s.0d.

1880 – re-valued £63.15s.0d.

 

Halifax Guardian 21st August 1875
Petty Sessions - Thursday.


Joseph William Firth of Wellington Road was fined 40s. damages, 30s. and 22s.6d costs for doing wilful damage upon the premises of Firth and Clarke, manufacturers, Der Street Mill. Mr. Craven in opening the case said it presented some distressing features, in as much as one of the complainants was the father of the defendant. On Saturday the 24th July, Clarke closed the mill, and on the following Monday morning it was found that a door opening on the canal bank was open, two windows broken, obscene words were written upon several calico pieces, a can of oil upset, something indecent written in the account book, and a quantity of china clay spread about the floor. The defendant was also seen upon the canal bank on the Sunday, and also in the mill. The reason for the damage being done was supposed to be that Clarke, who had not long been a partner with the defendant's father, required that defendant should attend to his work, and as he refused to do so he was dismissed.

 

Slater 1875

Joseph Firth & Sons, Derdale Shed, cotton spinners & manufacturers.

 

Kelly 1877

Firth & Clark, Der Street, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

The Leeds Mercury Friday November 1st 1878

Todmorden trade depressed

Messrs. Firth & Clarke, Der Street, 204 looms, 4 days.

 

Halifax Guardian 31st May 1879

Office robbery, Firth & Clark, Der Street Todmorden.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 1st August 1879

Firth & Clark, Der Street, 210 looms, full time, about 70 looms idle.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 16th April 1880

Firth & Clark, Der Street. Weavers on strike nearly a fortnight for an advance of 5%.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 23rd April 1880

Firth & Clark, Der Street. Weavers back at work at old rate.

 

James Lord

 

Langfield Rates Book 1870-73

Occupier James Lord; owner Jeremiah Jackson; Roomfield Lane; loomshed; rateable value £39.10s.0d.

1873 – called Der Street Mill

 

Kelly 1871

James Lord, Der Street, cotton manufacturer

 

Census 1871

James Lord, 14 Bank Top, aged 47, cotton manufacturer employing 40 weavers at 110 looms.

 

Slater 1875

James Lord, Derdale Shed, Roomfield Lane, cotton spinners and manufacturers.

 

James Greenwood Crabtree

 

Halifax Courier 23rd June 1883

Petition for liquidation, James Greenwood Crabtree of Der Street Mill, cotton manufacturer. Liabilities £600.

 

Halifax Courier 30th June 1883

Auction 5th July at Der Street Mill, Roomfield Lane, Todmorden, on instructions from the owners. Occupier James Crabtree. 42 power looms with 41inch reed space, 14 power looms with 36.5inch reed space, about 700lbs of weft 46’s and 40’s, 40 pieces of calico, piece press, shuttles etc.

 

Halifax Courier 21st July 1883

Creditors meeting, James Greenwood Crabtree of Der Street Mill, cotton manufacturer. Liabilities £333.10s.3d. (unsecured) and £134.19s.2d (secured). Assets £12/10s.0d. Composition of 1 shilling in the pound accepted.

 

James Edward Mitchell

 

Manchester Examiner 22nd July 1887

J. E. Mitchell, Der Street Shed, 84 looms running full time.

 

Slater 1887

James E, Mitchell, Der Street, manufacturer of cotton goods.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1888

Occupier James E. Mitchell; owned by Jeremiah Jackson; Der Street Mill; loomshed; rateable value £26.15s.0d; House 6 Roomfield Lane.

 

Worrall 1891

James E.  Mitchell, Der Street Shed, 84 looms, sheetings, domestics, wigans etc.

 

Kelly 1893

James Edward Mitchell, Der Street, cotton manufacturer

 

Slater 1895

James Edward Mitchell, Der Street Mill, 84 looms.

 

Slater 1897

James E, Mitchell, Der Street, manufacturer of cotton goods

 

 


Smithy

 

Langfield Rates Book 1877-93

Occupier Joseph Stansfield; owner Jeremiah Jackson; smithy.


Workshop

 

Langfield Rates Book 1888-93

Occupier John Crabtree; owner Jeremiah Jackson; workshop.

 

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