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OWLER CARR MILL

(Cloughfoot Mill)

Cloughfoot

Todmorden

 

Map Ref. SD 910238

 

Known occupiers

c1846-1880

CLEGG, John and William

1879-1880

Empty

c1880-1895

STARKIE Smith

1881

BALDWIN William

1883

Empty

1895-1908

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.

Notes:

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.

 

Additional information

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.)

White 1866

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)

Census 1871

Owler Carr; John Clegg, cotton manufacturer.

Slater 1875

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.

Census 1881

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.

 

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