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RODMER CLOUGH MILL

 

Upper Colden Valley

Heptonstall

 

Map Ref SD953291

 

 

Known occupiers

1793-1816

LISTER Thomas

1801-1805

LISTER & DEWHIRST

Thomas Lister, William Dewhirst

1834-1837

GLEDHILL William & Sons

1841-1860

WILCOCK & CROSSLEY

Henry Crossley, John Wilcock

1863-1881

WILCOCK John & Sons

1873-1888

BARKER William

1888

Dilapidated

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Leeds Intelligencer 28th January 1793

Cotton or worsted mill to let; new erected mill situate at Rodmer Clough in Stansfield in a populous part of the Parish of Halifax, 4 miles from Todmorden and 2 miles from Hebden Bridge, upon a constant regular stream of water with a fall of 30 feet. A new water wheel with principal machinery calculated for working frames for spinning cotton or worsted are already fixed. A good house is in one end of the mill, and a tenant may be accommodated with a suitable quantity of land if required. Mr. John Greenwood of Haverhillshaw, near the premises, will show them, and further particulars may be had of Mr. Thomas Lister of Halifax, the owner, or of Mr. Robert Alcock of Mayroyd near Hebden Bridge, attorney at law.

 

Royal Exchange Insurance Policy 26th October 1801

Vol. 32a: no. 186974

Thomas Lister of Halifax and William Dewhurst of Rodmer Clough in Stansfield, cotton & worsted manufacturers; cotton and worsted mill with dwelling house adjoining at Clough, called Lister Mill; owner occupied; £250.

Millwrights work £50

Spinning, roving, drawing engines and all worsted machinery £300

Clockmakers work, spinning & carding engines and all cotton machinery £590

Stock in trade and moveable utensils £400

Premium £26.7s.6d.

 

Halifax Journal 5th June 1802

Sale of worsted spinning frames and other machinery – apply William Dewhirst at Rodmer Clough, Stansfield, near Heptonstall

 

Stansfield Township valuation 1805

No. 756 on plan; Clough Factory, cottage and waterfall; owned by Thomas Lister; occupied by William Dewhirst; 10 perches; annual value £38.

 

Cromptons 1811 spindle enquiry

Clough Factory in Colden; 2,400 mule spindles (10 x 20doz)

 

Stansfield Township map 1816

Rodmer Clough Mill shown (though not named) on land owned by heirs of Thomas Lister

 

Pigot 1834

William Gledhill & Sons, Clough Mill, cotton spinners and manufacturers

 

White 1837

Henry Gledhill, Clough Mill, cotton manufacturers

 

Bradford Observer 2nd March 1837

Bankrupt; Henry Gledhill and John Gledhill, Clough Mill Stansfield, cotton manufacturers.

 

Census 1841

Rodmer Clough, Henry Crossley, aged 26, manufacturer

Rodmer Clough, John Wilcock, aged 28, manufacturer

 

Pigot 1841/42

Wilcock and Crossley, Clough Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Walker 1845

Wilcock and Crossley, Clough Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

White 1847

Wilcock and Crossley, Clough Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Census 1851

Rodmer Clough, John Wilcock, aged 39, manufacturer employing 20 cotton weavers

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1854

Occupied by Wilcock & Crossley; owned by Mary Horsfall; Rodmer Clough; mill and power; rateable value £55.13s.6d.

 

Stansfield rates Book 1860

Occupied by Wilcock; owned by Mary Horsfall; Rodmer Clough; mill and power; rateable value £62.2s.0d.

 

Jones 1863/64

John Wilcock & Sons, Clough Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

White 1866

John Wilcock & Sons, Clough Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1867-1868

Occupied by Wilcock & son; owned by Ann Horsfall; Rodmer Clough; mill and power; rateable value £57.9s.9d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1869-1874

Occupied by Wilcock Bros; owned by Ann Horsfall; Rodmer Clough; mill and power; rateable value £57.9s.9d; new waterwheel £9.9s.0d.

 

Halifax Courier 7th May 1873

Auction 4th June 1873

Cotton Mill called Rodmer Clough Mill, Stansfield near Hebden Bridge, with the warehouse, office, waterwheel and reservoirs in the occupation of Messrs Wilcock. Freehold. Waterwheel quite new 36 feet diameter with buckets 3 feet 4 inches wide. Abundant water.

 

Halifax Courier 7th June 1873

Rodmer Clough Mill sold to William Barker, dyer and finisher, Wood Top Erringden, for £2,225

 

Smith 1874

John Wilcock & Son, Clough Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Slater 1875

John Wilcock & Sons, Clough Mill and Crossley Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1875-1881

Occupied by Wilcock Bros; owned by William Barker; Rodmer Clough; mill and power; rateable value £57.9s.9d; new waterwheel £9.9s.0d.

1880 – rateable value £68.10s.0d

1881 – rateable value £60.5s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1888

Dilapidated; owned by William Barker; Rodmer Clough

 

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