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ROSE STREET MILL

Dalton Street

Todmorden

Map Ref SD 937244

 

Known occupiers

 

1866-1881

HORSFALL & STEPHENSON

Luke Horsfall and Thomas Stephenson

1881-1883

HORSFALL Luke

1884-1885

CROWTHER J. & Co.

1888-1899

2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Additional information

 

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Notes from John Travis, contemporary historian:

Horsfall & Stephenson built a weaving shed for 200 looms and engine house etc. for their own use on a plot of land in Vale Street, Tipside, near the JOINT STOCK MILL engine house.

 

White 1866

Horsfall & Stephenson, Rose Street Mill, cotton manufacturers (Thomas Stephenson house – Mount Pleasant, Luke Horsfall house – Bath Street).

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1867-69

Owned and occupied by Horsfall & Stephenson; mill & power; Hope; rateable value £76.6s.2d.

1868 – warehouse raised one storey £7.12s.0d.

 

Rivers Pollution Commission 1869

Horsfall & Stephenson, Dalton Street, cotton spinners.

Employ 96 hands; rateable value £87.10s.0d; water from river; manufacture yearly 320 tons of goods, value £36,500; steam nominal 16hp; use 400 tons of coal yearly.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1870-1880

Owned and occupied by Horsfall & Stephenson; mill & power; Rose Street; rateable value £83.18s.2d.

1880 – re-valued £101.5s.0d.

 

Kelly 1871

Horsfall & Stephenson, Rose Street Mill, cotton manufacturers

 

Halifax Guardian 14th January 1871

12 calico pieces stolen from Luke Horsfall, Rose Street Mill Todmorden.

 

Census 1871

Luke Horsfall, Bath Street, aged 46, cotton manufacturer.

Thomas Stephenson, 10 Mount Pleasant, aged 53, cotton manufacturer.

 

Slater 1875

Horsfall & Stephenson, Rose Street Mill, calico manufacturers

 

Kelly 1877

Horsfall & Stephenson, Rose Street Mill, calico manufacturers

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 1st August 1879

Rose Street Mill – 240 looms full time

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1881

Owned and occupied by Luke Horsfall; mill and power; Rose Street; rateable value £85.

 

Halifax Courier 5th May 1883

Liquidation by arrangement; Luke Horsfall, Rose Street Mill, Todmorden, cotton manufacturer; estimated liabilities £3,500.

 

Halifax Courier 12th May 1883

Creditors meeting, Luke Horsfall, cotton manufacturer, Rose Street Mill. Liabilities unsecured £2,600, secured £1,400; assets £200. Composition of 1 shilling in the pound accepted 26th May 1883.

 

Todmorden Advertiser 25th January 1884

To let with immediate possession, weaving shed containing 144 looms with warehouse, winding-on room etc. Rose Street, Todmorden, late occupied by Luke Horsfall. Apply Frank Horsfall, York Street Todmorden.

 

Todmorden Advertiser 28th March 1884

Auction 2nd April. Machinery in Rose Street Mill, late occupied by Luke Horsfall; 98 powerlooms with 35 inch reed space; winding-on frame; cloth press; plaiting machine; weighing machine etc.

 

Todmorden Advertiser 14th November 1884

Wanted on 1st December – 20 machinists and 30 finishers for new wholesale clothing works, Rose Street Todmorden. Apply J. Crowther & Co. Hangingroyd Clothing Works, Hebden Bridge.

 

Halifax Courier 15th November 1884

J. Crowther & Co. wholesale clothiers, Hebden Bridge, have purchased shed formerly occupied by Luke Horsfall of CROW CARR INGS. The place is being supplied with sewing machines.

 

Stansfield rates Book 1885

Owned and occupied by James Crowther & Co; shed and power; Rose Street; rateable value £56.15s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1888-1899

Owned and occupied by G. Company Volunteers; drill shed; Dalton Street; rateable value £12.15s.0d.

 

30th August 1897

Mr. Luke Horsfall of Manchester, formerly of Byrom Street, died suddenly whilst on a visit to the Isle of Man, having left Manchester for that place on 17th August. On Thursday August 26th he was taken ill and died 4 days after from violent diarrhoea, at the age of 70 years. Whilst resident in Todmorden Mr. Horsfall was a manufacturer at Rose Street Mill (now used as the drill hall), under the style of the firm Horsfall & Stephenson. He was interred at Cross Stone Church on September 3rd.

 

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