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OLDROYD MILL

(Folly Mill)

Woodhouse Road

Todmorden

 

Map Ref. SD951239

 

 

Known occupiers

 

1785-1790

WEBSTER William

1794-1805

HOWARTH John

1795-1805

INGHAM, HOLLINRAKE, KNOWLES & HOWARTH

William Ingham, James Hollinrake, Thomas Knowles, John Howarth

1805-1816

HOLLINRAKE John

1813-1825

HOLLINRAKE William

1837-1881

FIRTH & HOWARTH

William Howarth, Joseph Firth

1885-1893

PILLING & SUTCLIFFE

1894-1897

SUTCLIFFE Benjamin & Co.

1907

Disused on OS 25” map

Demolished after 1912

 

By kind permission of Roger Birch

 

FOR COMPREHENSIVE DETAILS OF WILLIAM HOWARTH AND

JOSEPH FIRTH, PLEASE SEE ALBION MILL

 

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

1785-1790

Rates on Oldroyd Mill Langfield paid by William Webster

 

1794

Oldroyd Mill; owned by Robert Atkinson; occupied by John Howarth; supported bill for Rochdale Canal.

 

Langfield Constable Rate 1795

Ingham, Hollinrake & Co. Oldroyd Mill

 

Royal Exchange Insurance Policy 4th November 1801

Vol. 32A no. 187370

William Ingham, James Hollinrake, Thomas Knowles jnr. and John Howarth, all from near Todmorden. On cotton millhouse, stone and slated, called Old Royd Mill, Langfield. Under first class cotton risks and in own occupation only - £200. Millwrights work - £100; Clockmakers work - £400; Stock in trade - £150; Total £850. Premium £8.18s.6d plus duty etc.

 

Langfield Constable Rate 1803

Ingham, Hollinrake & Co. Oldroyd Mill

 

Langfield Church Ley 1805

Ingham, Hollinrake & Co. Oldroyd Mill

 

Stansfield Township valuation 1805

No number on plan. Heap’s cottages – 1 cottage and warehouse; owner John Heap; occupier John Hollinrake; annual value £3.5s.0d.

 

Leeds Intelligencer 20th May 1805

Partnership dissolved 27th April. William Ingham, James Hollinrake, Thomas Knowles, John Howarth, worsted and cotton spinners at Lobb Mill and Oldroyd Mill. Firm of Ingham, Hollinrake & Co.

 

Reconstruction drawing of Oldroyd Mill

by kind permission of the widow of Lawrence Greenwood.

 

Crompton’s 1811 spindle enquiry

Folly; 864 mule spindles, 4 x 18doz.

 

Langfield Poor Rates 24th February 1814

John and William Hollinrake for mill

 

Langfield Poor Rates 1st May 1816

John and William Hollinrake for mill

 

Langfield Poor Rates 1st May 1817

John and William Hollinrake for mill

 

Baines 1822

William Hollinrake, cotton spinner & manufacturer, Oldroyd Mill

 

Pigot & Deane 1824/25

William Hollinrake, cotton spinner, Oldroyd Mill

 

Baines 1825

William Hollinrake, cotton spinner, Oldroyd and Hebden Bridge

 

White 1837

Firth, Howarth & Firth, cotton spinners & manufacturers, Folly and Causeywood Mills

 

White 1842/43

Firth & Howarth, Causeywood, Oldroyd and Roomfield Lane Mills, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Walker 1845

Firth & Howarth, Causeywood, Oldroyd and Roomfield Lane Mills, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

White 1847

Firth & Howarth, Causeywood, Oldroyd and Roomfield Lane Mills, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Langfield Highway Rates November 1849

Oldroyd Mill; owned & occupied by Firth & Howarth; mill rateable value £111.12s.0d; 7hp water £57.9s.9d; 6hp steam £6.3s.2d.

 

White 1853

Firth & Howarth, Folley & North View Mills, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Slater 1855

Firth and Howarth, cotton spinners and manufacturers, Albion Place, Oldroyd and Causeywood Mills

 

Langfield Rates Book 1856-1881

Oldroyd; owned and occupied by William Howarth; 7hp water; 7hp steam; rateable value £174.1s.1d.

 

White 1866

Firth & Howarth, Causeywood, Oldroyd and Albion Mills, cotton spinners & manufacturers. Joseph Firth’s house – North View

 

Leeds Mercury 1st November 1878

Depressed trade. Messrs Firth & Howarth, Albion and Folly Mills, 420 looms and spinning – on 4 days a week

 

Langfield Rates Book 1885-1893

Oldroyd; occupied by Pilling & Sutcliffe; owner John A. Ingham; mill, steam & waterpower; rateable value £136.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1894

Oldroyd; occupied by Benjamin Sutcliffe & Co; owned by John A. Ingham; mill and power; rateable value £126.

 

Kelly 1897

Benjamin Sutcliffe & Co. cotton spinners, Oldroyd

 

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