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GAUXHOLME IRONWORKS FOUNDRY

Old building near Gauxholme Cotton Mill

Walsden

Map Ref. SD 93.23

 

1872-1881

TRAVIS John, iron

1885

LUMB Benjamin

1890

WADSWORTH William

 

Additional information

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.)

1881 census

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.

1891 census

William Wadsworth recorded as an iron founder and an employer.

 

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