GAUXHOLME IRONWORKS FOUNDRY
Old building near Gauxholme Cotton Mill
Map Ref. SD 93.23
TRAVIS John, iron
researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade
Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group
JOHN TRAVIS, the local historian, writes in one of his own articles, published in 1901:
In 1872, the writer wanted to start iron founding. He negotiated with Dr. Hardman for the old building near the Gauxholme Cotton Mill. Dr. Hardman died in February 1873 aged 85, but alterations continued. Iron was first smelted on 21st. June 1873 and business continued for about 10 years with varying success.
Walsden Rates Book 1875-81
Occupier John Travis, owner Dr. Hardman, foundry, Gauxholme, rateable value £9.4s.0d. (1880 RV £14.10s.0d.)
John Travis, Woodbottom, master in iron foundry.
Walsden Rates Book 1885
Occupier Benjamin Lumb, owner Dr. Hardman, foundry, Gauxholme, rateable value £3.5s.0d.
Walsden Rates Book 1890
Occupier William Wadsworth, owner Dr. Hardman, foundry, Gauxholme, rateable value £3.5s.0d.
William Wadsworth recorded as an iron founder and an employer.