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OLD SHOP MILL

Oxford Street

Todmorden

 

Map Ref. SD936240

 

Todmorden Town Centre - showing Water Street and Oxford Street

This area was once known as Old Shop Meadow

 

 

Known occupiers

1822-1834

PICKLES William, Mary and John

1851-1865

WEBSTER Abraham

1856-1858

SUTCLIFFE Mary & Son

1856-1858

DAWSON James & Co.

1859-1864

WALTON John

1873

For sale, converted to other uses

 

Notes

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.

 

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

 

Baines 1824

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

 

Pigot 1834

John Pickles, Meadow Lane, reed maker

 

1851 census

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

  1. Occupied by widow Sutcliffe & Son; owned by Abraham Webster; rooms; Water Street; rateable value £15.17s.2d.
  2. 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

 

1861 census

  1. Abraham Webster, Old Shop, aged 53, cabinet-maker & cotton manufacturer.
  2. 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.

 

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