OLD SHOP MILL
Map Ref. SD936240
Todmorden Town Centre - showing Water Street and Oxford Street
This area was once known as Old Shop Meadow
PICKLES William, Mary and John
SUTCLIFFE Mary & Son
DAWSON James & Co.
For sale, converted to other uses
Old Shop Lane was later nicknamed Pall Mall, then it became Water Street. Oxford Street is behind Water Street, as is Meadow Lane.
The widow Mary Sutcliffe also had rooms at EWOOD MILL and CROW CARR INGS.
Notes from John Travis, contemporary historian:
About 1864, the friends of St. Mary’s Church approached the owners of two upper rooms in Oxford Street, formerly used as a cotton manufactory, with a view to moving the Sunday school to these premises. The owners made the rooms and the approaches suitable for services and the school, and a rent was fixed and agreed. When the new premises were ready the school and services went ahead in these new premises.
researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade
Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group
William Pickles, reed maker, Pall Mall
Pigot & Dean 1825
William Pickles, Pall Mall, reed maker
Parson & White 1830
Mary Pickles, Water Street, reed and heald maker
John Pickles, Meadow Lane, reed maker
Abraham Webster, Water Street, aged 43, master cabinet-maker, employs 4 men & 3 apprentices.
Langfield Rates Book 1856-65
Owned and occupied by Abraham Webster; Water Street; barn; rateable value £10.5s.0d; boiler house and room above; rateable value £6.6s.0d; 6hp; rateable value £4.17s.0d.
Langfield Poor Rates 1856-58
- Occupied by widow Sutcliffe & Son; owned by Abraham Webster; rooms; Water Street; rateable value £15.17s.2d.
- Occupied by James Dawson; owner Abraham Webster; rooms; Water Street; rateable value £17.18s.0d.
Langfield Poor Rates 1859-64
Occupier John Walton; owned by Abraham Webster; rooms; Water Street; rateable value £27.8s.6d.
1861 Post Office Directory
John Walton, Old Shop Mill, cotton manufacturer
- Abraham Webster, Old Shop, aged 53, cabinet-maker & cotton manufacturer.
- Mary Sutcliffe, Old Shop, aged 65, widow, housekeeper.
Halifax Guardian 28th January 1865
To let – mill at Old Shop, Todmorden, late in the occupation of Abraham Webster, with engine, boiler, shafting, gearing, steam & gas pipes etc. Room and power for 110 looms also dwelling house etc. Further information from Mr. Jonathan Barker of Millwood, Mr. D. Lacy of Stoodley, or Mr. L. H. Suthers of Harley Bank, before 8th February.
13th April 1869
Mr. Abraham Webster, cabinet-maker of Crescent, Todmorden, killed accidentally at Messrs Gledhill & Ashworth sizing mill, CRESCENT MILL, Todmorden.
Halifax Courier 12th April 1873
Auction 17th April 1873. Old Shop Estate, including Lot 5 – large building part occupied for Oxford Street Academy and part as a paint shop by Mr. Bowden, part as plumbers shop and part as warehouse; with 2 cottages and the south end; which building was formerly occupied as a mill or factory. Site bounded on north by Oak Street, on west by passage 7 feet wide, east by Oxford Street, and south by shop and dwelling house. Area 252 yards.