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JUMBLE HOLE MILL

Lower Underbank Mill/Underbank Dyeworks

 

Jumble Hole Clough

Hebden Bridge

Map Ref. SD968264

 

an old postcard of the mill

 

Known occupiers

1794

HORSFALL Richard

1805

RAWDEN Christopher, James & Co.

1815-1822

ASHWORTH George.

1820

GLEDHILL Joseph

1822-1830

SUTCLIFFE William

1837-1849

HODGSON James, Joseph & John

1850-1854

PLATT Joseph

1860-1861

HODGSON Joseph

1866

KEARNEY Thomas

1867-1908

STEAD Edward

1875

FIELDEN Bros. (Possibly Eli Fielden and brothers)

 

Notes

Jumble Hole Mill was used as a cotton and worsted spinning mill, a corn mill, and a dye works. The mill is still standing and is now private housing and workshops. There is more information at http://www.charlestownhistory.org.uk/

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

1794

Richard Horsfall, owner and occupier of Underbank Mill, cotton carder, supported the bill for the Rochdale Canal.

 

Stansfield Township map 1805

Factory marked on the site of Jumble Hole mill, but not named.

 

Valuation of Stansfield Township 1805

Number on plan 11.

Lower Mill with waterfall, 8 perches, annual value £51, owned and occupied by Christopher Rawdon.

 

List of properties owned by Christopher Rawdon, 1815

Jumble Hole Mill and 4 cottages occupied by George Ashworth

 

Stansfield Township map 1816

Mill on site of Jumble Hole Mill shown but not named. On land owned by Christopher Rawdon.

 

Leeds Mercury 23rd January 1819

To let, water mill. Apply Christopher and James Rawdon & Co. Underbank, near Hebden Bridge; near road from Hebden Bridge (2 miles) to Todmorden (3 miles). 5 storeys high; 16 yards by 14 yards; 60 foot fall.

 

Leeds Mercury 6th May 1820

Auction 17th May. Lease (upwards of 34 years unexpired) of corn mill, good new erected drying kiln, dwelling house, 2 cottages adjoining etc. at Jumble Hole, near Underbank, Stansfield. Also 2 pairs of French stones, 2 pairs of grey, dressing machine, malt rollers, bean splitters etc; nearly new and in good repair. Mill 16 yards by 9 yards, 4 storeys, fall of water 48 feet, 3 miles from Todmorden, 9 miles from Halifax, and near canal. Apply Joseph Gledhill on the premises.

 

Christopher Rawdon’s will 1822

List of properties includes Jumble Hole Mill, occupied by George Ashworth.

 

Baines 1824-25

William Sutcliffe, Underbank Mill, corn miller and flour dealer

 

Pigot 1828-29

William Sutcliffe, Underbank Mill, corn dealers and millers

 

The Halifax Commercial Chronicle 15th August 1829

Assizes:

Crowther v. Sutcliffe

The plaintiff is the owner of some vessels that work upon the Rochdale Canal, and the defendant the proprietor of a mill at Jumble Hole, near Hebden-bridge. The action was brought to recover a disputed balance, of £3.15s. for the carriage of some corn from Liverpool. It was eventually agreed by the Counsel on both sides, that a verdict should be taken for the plaintiff, for the sum of 14s.6d and for the defendant upon the pleas of tender.

 

Parson and White 1830

William Sutcliffe, Underbank Mill, corn dealers and millers

 

White 1837

James Hodgson, Underbank, cotton spinner

 

Census 1841

James Hodgson, Jumble Hole, aged 30, cotton spinner & manufacturer.

John Hodgson, Bankside, aged 35, manufacturer.

Joseph Hodgson, Mutterhole, aged 25, manufacturer.

 

Pigot 1841-42

James Hodgson, Jumble Hole, cotton spinner & manufacturer.

James Hodgson, Jumble Hole, dyer

 

Walker 1845

James & Joseph Hodgson, Lower Underbank Mill, worsted and cotton manufacturers.

James & Joseph Hodgson, Lower Underbank Mill, dyers and finishers.

 

http://www.charlestownhistory.org.uk/

 

White 1847

James, Joseph and John Hodgson, Underbank, cotton spinners & manufacturers.

James, Joseph and John Hodgson, Underbank, dyers and finishers

 

Halifax Guardian 24th March 1849

James Hodgson and Joseph Hodgson, Underbank, near Hebden Bridge, cotton spinners & manufacturers, and dyers – bankrupt.

 

Halifax Guardian 7th April 1849

Sale by auction; cotton machinery – pair of twisting jennies 500 spindles; one the same with 180 spindles; 1 pair mules 1,000 spindles; 1 pair mules 420 spindles; 67 pairs of powerlooms for cotton or worsted; steam boiler 6hp; drying machine; raising machine; 2 double cropping machines; 1 single cropping machine; 2 dressing machines; 1 circular raising machine; shafting; dyeing utensils; dye wares; raw cotton; pieces in looms etc;

 

Halifax Guardian 27th July 1850

To be sold on 4th September 1850, the estates of Christopher and James Rawdon, including: Jumble Hole Mill; 10 hp engine; 35hp boiler; 60 feet fall; occupied by Benjamin Platt.

 

Census 1851

Joseph Platt, Solomon’s Temple, aged 38, cotton spinner & fustian manufacturer, and farmer

 

Halifax Guardian 4th October 1851

To be sold by private contract, property of Christopher and James Rawdon, including Jumble Hole Mill.

 

1st July 1852

Rent paid by Messrs. Platt of Spa Hole Mill to Christopher and James Rawdon of Liverpool; includes £25 for the use of Jumble Hole Mill.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1854

Occupied by Joseph Platt; owned by Thomas Fielden; Jumble Hole; dyehouse; rateable value £33.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1860

Owned and occupied by Joseph Hodgson; Jumble Hole; dyehouse; rateable value £35.16s.0d; house etc; rateable value £9.11s.0d.

 

Kelly 1861

Joseph Hodgson, Jumble Hole, fustian dyer.

 

Census 1861

Joseph Hodgson, Jumble Hole, aged 46, dyer.

 

White 1866

Edward Stead, Hebden Bridge, dyer and finisher.

 

Edward Stead letter head

 

Factory Act prosecutions 30th August 1866

Thomas Kearney, fustian cutter of Jumble Hole, Stansfield

Case heard before Capt. Sutcliffe, Abraham Ormerod, Geo. Hinchcliffe and Joshua Fielden at Todmorden

Having employed two young persons after 6 o’clock p.m.

Penalty £1.0s.0d – Costs 11s.8d

One case was withdrawn on payment of costs.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1867-69

Occupied by Edward Stead; owner Lacy Bros; Jumble Hole; dyeworks; rateable value £55.0s.6d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1870

Occupied by Edward Stead; owner John Lacy; Jumble Hole; dyeworks; rateable value £55.0s.6d.

 

Kelly 1871

Edward Stead, Jumble Hole, dyer & finisher

 

Census 1871

Edward Stead, Jumble Hole, aged 63, dyer and finisher

William Stead, Jumble Hole, aged 34, dyer and finisher

John Stead, Jumble Hole, aged 26, dyer and finisher.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1871-1890

Occupied by Stead Bros; owned by John Lacy; Jumble Hole; dyeworks; rateable value £55.0s.6d.

1871 – new room, office etc; £6.

1873 – additions to dyehouse; £5.1s.0d.

1876 – additions to dyeworks; £6.10s.0d.

1880 – and onwards, rateable value £97.

 

Slater 1875

Edward Stead, Underbank, Hebden Bridge, dyer & finisher

Fielden Bros, Jumble Hole, Hebden Bridge, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Kelly 1877

Edward Stead, Underbank, Hebden Bridge, dyer & finisher

 

Slater 1887

Edward Stead, Underbank, Hebden Bridge, dyer & finisher.

 

Kelly 1893

John Stead, Jumble Hole, dyer and finisher.

 

Views and Reviews 1896

Edward Stead, cotton and fustian dyer and finisher, Eastwood. Premises cover nearly 1 acre. 5 minutes walk from Eastwood Station.

 

Kelly 1897

Edward Stead, Jumble Hole, dyer and finisher

 

Todmorden & Hebden Bridge Almanac 11th Aug 1899

Shortly after 5-00 this afternoon an outbreak of fire, most disastrous in it's effects, occurred at Jumble Hole dyeworks, occupied by Edward Stead & Sons, dyers and finishers. Only the bare walls of the works remained in about an hour from the time of the outbreak. Damage about £6000.

after the fire

 

Kelly 1908

Edward Stead, Jumble Hole, dyer and finisher.

 

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