OWLER CARR MILL
Map Ref. SD 910238
CLEGG, John and William
Owler Carr Reed Manufacturing Co.
Notes of John Travis, contemporary historian:
The Owler Carr Mill below Cloughfoot was built and furnished with engine, boiler and shafting for looms about 1846 by Mr. William Clegg, who had previously been a loom jobber at Gorpley Mill for Messrs. Ormerod Bros. The business was carried on by him until his death, and afterwards by his son John up to about the year 1880. The mill and fixed plant was later sold as a freehold to Mr. Smith Starkie who changed the place into a heald and reed manufactory.
9th November 1854
John Clegg of Todmorden a spinner. Case heard by John Crossley and John Foster Esqrs. at Todmorden. For employing a young person without a surgical certificate – Penalty £1 and Costs 12s-6d.
researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade
Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group
Todmorden Rates Book 1860-67
Owner and occupier John Clegg; mill, warehouse etc. 41 looms; 2.5hp; Cloughfoot; rateable value £23.13s.2d. (1862 additions £13.7s.10d; 1866 rateable value £28.2s.0d.)
John Clegg, cotton manufacturer.
Factory Act prosecutions
5th July 1866
William Clegg of Cloughfoot, Dulesgate, cotton manufacturer
Case heard before Capt. Sutcliffe, Abraham Ormerod, Geo. Hinchcliffe and Joshua Fielden at Todmorden.
1 – Having employed a child without having registered her name.
2 – Having employed the same child without surgical certificate.
3 – Having employed the same child without a school certificate
Penalties of £2 in each case with 16s.0d. costs in each case
Todmorden Rates Book 1868-76
Owned and occupied by John and William Clegg; mill, warehouse etc. Cloughfoot; rateable value £28.2s.0d. (Part empty)
Owler Carr; John Clegg, cotton manufacturer.
John Clegg, calico
Halifax Guardian 28th June 1879
Sale – lot 2, cotton mill at Cloughfoot near Todmorden. No bids.
Todmorden Rates Book 1879-80
Empty; owners John and William Clegg, mill, warehouse etc. Cloughfoot, rateable value £27.
Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 21st May 1880
To be sold or let, building in Dulesgate adapted for warehouse, loom shed or saw mill, breaking up waste; fitted with engine, boiler, shafting and gas; excellent water. Apply William Clegg, Cloughfoot.
68, Cloughfoot, William Baldwin, preparing to manufacture cotton cloth.
Todmorden Rates Book 1881
Occupier William Baldwin, owner Clegg; mill, warehouse etc. Cloughfoot, rateable value £27.
Todmorden Rates Book 1883
Permanently unoccupied; owner Clegg; mill, warehouse etc. Cloughfoot, rateable value £27.
Todmorden Advertiser 9th May 1884
For sale, small four-storey mill with engine, boiler and main shafting at Cloughfoot, called Owler Carr Mill. Apply William Pearson, Stoneswood. Full particulars from Thomas Hand, Wilpshire, Blackburn.
Todmorden Rates Book 1890
Empty; owner R. H. Ramsbottom; mill and power; Cloughfoot, rateable value £24
Todmorden Rates Book 1894
Permanently unoccupied; owner Smith Starkie; mill and power; Bacup Road, rateable value £24.
Todmorden Rates Book 1895
Occupier Owler Carr Reed Manufacturing Co. owner Smith Starkie; mill and power, Cloughfoot, rateable value £14.10s.0d.