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SALFORD FOUNDRY

Salford

Todmorden

 

Known occupiers

1837-1847

BLOMLEY Edmund

1841-1867

NUTTALL James

 

Additional information

 

Hebden Bridge Times and Caldervale Gazette, March to May 1882

Recollections of Todmorden 50 to 60 years ago.

 

On that side of Salford Road where the late Mr. Nuttall’s foundry was, and Theatre Royal now extends, at a date still further back, dimly within my recollection, was the garden of Giles Parkinson reaching to the watercourse and occupying the space between William Burrows and Chaffers yard on that side. I mention the gardens in this part of town to show that what has since had the appellation given to it as “dirty Salford” was not always the smudgy begrimed locality that its later name implies...

 

... the bell for it (Fielden's large clock in the tower over the Waterside offices) was cast at the foundry in Salford, last carried on by the late James Nuttall, and he himself superintended the casting of it, if he did not actually mould and make it. Its dull sonorous note would almost indicate that it was home-made, though it was considered rather an achievement at the time, and good expectations were formed of it, but, like some people, it proved no great thing when it had got up in the world.

 

The clock above Waterside offices, 1902

 

White 1837

Edward Blomley, iron & brass founder, Salford

 

Anti-Poor Law petition 1838

Signed by Edmund Blomley, ironfounder, Salford

 

Census 1841

  1. Salford, James Nuttall, aged 35, ironfounder
  2. Golden Lion Inn, Edmund Blomley, aged 60, innkeeper

 

List of Todmorden voters 30th July 1842

  1. James Nuttall, living in Salford, occupier of foundry, house and buildings, Salford.
  2. Edmund Blomley, living at the Golden Lion; freehold foundry & buildings at Salford

White 1847

  1. James Nuttall, iron & brass founders, engineers & millwrights, Salford
  2. Edward Blomley, iron & brass founders, engineers & millwrights, Salford

 

Census 1851

Wellfield House; James Nuttall, aged 44, master ironfounder employing 18 men and 3 boys; cotton manufacturer employing 14 men, 4 boys, 8 girls.

 

White 1853

James Nuttall, iron & brass founders, engineers & millwrights, Salford

 

Slater 1855

James Nuttall, ironfounder, Salford

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1860-1867

Owned and occupied by James Nuttall; foundry, yard and additions; Salford; rateable value £58.11s.7d.

1866 – rateable value £54.15s.0d.

 

Kelly 1861

James Nuttall, iron & brass founders, engineers & millwrights, Salford

 

Census 1861

Wellfield House, James Nuttall, aged 55, ironfounder employing 60 hands and cotton spinner & manufacturer firm of Nuttall & Dewhirst.

 

Halifax Guardian 12th September 1863

Fall of a Building in Salford -

Last night week, about 11 o'clock, the inhabitants of this locality were alarmed at hearing a tremendous noise. It was ascertained that a portion of Mr. Nuttall's foundry had fallen in. Patterns, mostly belonging to Messrs. Lord Brothers, which were kept in the upper storey, to the value of £200 to £300 were broken to pieces. It is fortunate that the accident did not happen during the day otherwise some lives must have been sacrificed. 

 

White 1866

James Nuttall, iron & brass founders, engineers & millwrights, Salford Foundry

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1868-1875

Empty; owner James Nuttall; foundry, yard and additions; Salford; rateable value £54.15s.0d.

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1876

Empty; owned by William Greenwood; foundry, yard and additions; Salford; rateable value £54.15s.0d.

 

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