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PERSEVERANCE MILL

(Eastwood Picker Works)

Burnt Acres Wood Bottom

Eastwood

Todmorden

 

Map Ref. SD 968259

part of the original mill at Burnt Acres Bridge

http://www.charlestownhistory.org.uk/

 

Known occupiers

1860

PICKLES & HORSFALL

William Thomas Pickles

William Horsfall

1860-1866

MARSHALL & CRABTREE

John Marshall

Charles Crabtree

1861

STEAD Edward

1862-1891

HODGSON Joseph

1866-1878

DUGDALE & CROSSLEY/DUGDALE, DAWSON & Co

1893-1930

HOLT Martin

HOLT John

1971

FOTHERGILL & HARVEY

2007

MENZOLIT Ltd.

 

Notes

There is a record of a small spinning mill at Burnt Acres in 1811

The later mill appears to have been built before 1860 as a cotton mill with a small dye works. It ceased operating as such about 1878. Martin Holt acquired the site about 1893 and re-built it in its present form, using it as a picker making manufactory, hence the name Eastwood Picker Works.

MARTIN HOLT, one of six picker making brothers from Sourhall, Todmorden, acquired this mill about 1893. His son John ran it until about 1930. Martin’s story can be read by following the link.

 

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Crompton's 1811 spindle enquiry

Burnt Acres, 720 mule spindles, 3 x 20doz.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 4th August 1860

Partnership between William Thomas Pickles & William Horsfall, cotton manufacturers at Perseverance Mill, Erringden, under the style of Pickles & Horsfall, dissolved and carried on by William Thomas Pickles.

 

Todmorden Official Handbook

Charles Crabtree entered into partnership with John Marshall on 23rd December 1860 to run 22 looms at Burnt Acres Mill, Eastwood. They then took additional space at ANCHOR, HOPE STREET and CARR MILLS also at Cornholme and Rochdale. About 1870, John Marshall withdrew from the partnership.

 

Halifax Courier 8th June 1861

To let by ticket 19th June, mill at Burnt Acres Woodbottom, near Todmorden. Boiler supplied from never failing spring water.

 

Kelly 1861

Edward Stead, Burnt Acres, dyer and finisher

 

Halifax Guardian 8th March 1862

Fire at dyeworks of Joseph Hodgson recently erected at Burnt Acres, Woodbottom. Mr. Hodgson not insured. Damage confined to drying house.

 

Slater's Yorkshire Directory 1864

Dugdale and Crossley – Perseverance Mill, Eastwood

Marshall and Crabtree – Perseverance Mill, Eastwood

 

aerial view from the 1980's

 

Kelly 1871

Dugdale & Crossley, Perseverance Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers.

Joseph Hodgson, Woodbottom, fustian dyer.

 

Census 1871

Joseph Hodgson, Higher Mutterhole, aged 55, master cotton dyer, employs 9 persons.

 

Slater 1875

Dugdale & Crossley, Perseverance Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers.

Joseph Hodgson, Woodbottom, Hebden Bridge, fustian dyer and finisher.

 

Factory Act prosecutions 25th May 1876

Dugdale, Dawson and Co. cotton spinners, of Eastwood

Case heard before A. Ormerod and G. Hinchcliffe Esqs at Todmorden Town Hall.

Case adjourned from 11th May there being no Yorkshire Magistrate on the Bench.

Employing a young person during the dinner hour.

Penalty of nil and 11s.0d costs – withdrawn on payment of costs.

 

Kelly 1877

Joseph Hodgson, Eastwood Mill, Todmorden, fustian dyer.

 

Halifax Guardian 16th March 1878

For sale or to let, Perseverance Mill, Eastwood, in the occupation of Dugdale, Dawson & Co. whose tenancy expires 1st May, with vacant land, scutch room, warehouse, engine house, boiler house, boiler, engine, main shafting, 3 storeys high, 24 yards long and 12 yards wide; engine 25hp.

 

about 2004

 

Halifax Guardian 30th March 1878

Auction 3rd April at Perseverance Mill, Eastwood. Machinery – Oldham Willow; 3-lap beater machine; 7 carding engines, all iron 58inch on the wire, rollers and cleaners; drawing frame, 3 heads, 6 deliveries to each head; 2 slubbing frames 124 spindles with 10inch lift; 3 roving frames 390 spindles with 7inch lift and 104 spindles with 7inch lift, long collars by E. Leigh & Co. (new); grinding machine, 2 emery rollers; 3 self acting mules 500 spindles each of 1.25inch gauge; 5 throstle frames 1,240 spindles with 2.25inch lift. All made by J. Else & Co; 200 spindle winding frame; 18 yard warp mill; 61 patent power looms 41inch reed space; plaiting machine; beaming frame, cloth press etc.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 1st August 1879

Burnt Acres Wood Bottom – empty.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 30th July 1880

Auction of Perseverance Mill, Eastwood. Property withdrawn. Highest bid £750.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 20th August 1880

Death of William Horsfall. About 1860 he was a small manufacturer at Burnt Acres Wood Bottom in partnership with William Thomas Pickles of Mutterhole.

 

Slater 1887

Joseph Hodgson, Woodbottom Mill, Eastwood, fustian dyer

 

Worrall 1891

Joseph Hodgson, dyer and finisher, Woodbottom, Eastwood.

 

about 2004

 

Kelly 1893-1908

Martin Holt, picker and size maker, Eastwood

 

Slater 1895

Martin Holt, picker maker, sizing merchant etc. Eastwood.

 

Coronation Souvenir 1902

Martin Holt, established 1854, picker maker, Eastwood Picker Works.

 

Further information at

http://www.charlestownhistory.org.uk/

 

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