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SALFORD OLD FOUNDRY

foundry, machine shop and smithy

Salford

Todmorden

Map Ref. SD934239

 

Known occupiers

1796?-1861

JACKSON Jeremiah

JACKSON James

1822-1871

STANSFIELD James

STANSFIELD Richard

1851

HODGINS Anthony

1860-1890

STANSFIELD J. & J.

1871-1888

WHITEHEAD James

1895-96

WHITEHEAD George & Sons

 

 

Machine Shop

 

Notes from John Travis, 19th century historian:

Before 1840, John Barker and his son William of Hanging Ditch were employed by Jeremiah Jackson (Old Jer) master mechanic and machine maker, in Salford in a shop at the back of the Steam Factory.

 

Hebden Bridge Times and Caldervale Gazette, 15th March 1882

Recollections of Todmorden 50 to 60 years ago.

Salford

... Opposite this sizehouse the late Jeremiah Jackson had his mechanic’s shop. He was grandfather of the sons of the Jeremiah Jackson who now have premises about Derdale. The shop was too, for a number of years, carried on in a building now absorbed into MESSRS ASTIN AND BARKER'S WORKS

The Salford Old Foundry was then the only one near Todmorden, except a private one at Messrs Fieldens at WATERSIDE. Here in Salford, the iron, cotton and machinery interests were exhibited in their earlier stages at Todmorden. Forty to fifty years ago what was known as the “weft fork” was first applied to a loom erected in part of the old shop occupied by Jeremiah Jackson. It was the invention of John Ramsbottom, son of Henry Ramsbottom of the STEAM FACTORY, and the patent right of it was sold on his account, and the representatives of the late Richard Holt of Todmorden, to a firm in Blackburn. It has been universally adopted almost as an indispensable appendage to the calico powerloom.

 

Todmorden’s 75th Anniversary Booklet (1971)

Jeremiah Jackson Ltd. textile engineers, established 1796.

 

Leigh’s Directory 1818

Jeremiah Jackson, machine maker, Todmorden

 

Baines 1822

Jeremiah Jackson, machine maker, Salford

 

Pigot & Deane 1824/25

Jeremiah Jackson, machine maker, Salford

 

Pigot 1834

Jeremiah Jackson, machine maker, Salford

 

1841 census

  1. Jeremiah Jackson, Bank Top, aged 60, appraiser.
  2. Jeremiah Jackson (son) aged 20, machine maker.
  3. James Jackson, Roomfield Lane, aged 40, machine maker.

 

White 1842/43

Jeremiah Jackson, machine maker, Salford

 

White 1847

Jeremiah Jackson, machine maker, Salford

 

1851 census

  1. Jeremiah Jackson, Cockpit, aged 75, mechanic.
  2. Jeremiah Jackson, Union Street, aged 38, machine maker employing 6 men
  3. James Jackson, Roomfield Lane, aged 54, machine maker

 

White 1853

James & James Jackson, machine makers, Salford

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1860

Occupied by J. & J. Jackson; owned by Susan Dearden; Salford; machine shop, boiler house etc; rateable value £22.12s.8d.

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 26th October 1861

Richard Stansfield, Salford, has taken the machine shop lately occupied by Messrs J. & J. Jackson of Salford.

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1862-1869

Occupied by Richard Stansfield; owned by Susan Dearden; machine shop etc; Salford; rateable value £22.12s.8d.

1866 – rateable value £28.10s.0d.

 

White 1866

Richard Stansfield, loom makers, Salford Old Foundry

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1870

Occupied by Mrs. Stansfield; owned by Susan Dearden; machine shop etc; Salford; rateable value £28.10s.0d.

 

Kelly 1871

Richard Stansfield, cotton machinist, Salford Old Foundry

 

1871 Census

Grace Stansfield, widow, 1 Bank Buildings, aged 52, ironfounder and loom maker employing 57 men

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1871-1881

Empty; owned by Susan Dearden; foundry etc; Salford; rateable value £28.10s.0d.


Foundry

 

Notes from John Travis, contemporary historian:

James Stansfield was at Salford Old Foundry, then his son William, then Richard, a younger brother. They made castings for Jonathan Barker at Salford and MILLWOOD. Then the Barkers built their own foundry, so having lost this work, Richard Stansfield went in for loom making. He died after struggling through the difficulties of the depression.

 

Leigh’s Directory 1818

James Stansfield, iron founder, Todmorden

 

Baines 1822

James Stansfield, iron founder, Salford

 

Baines 1824

James Stansfield, iron founder, Salford

 

Parson & White 1830

James Stansfield, iron and brass founder, Salford

 

Census 1851

  1. Richard Stansfield, Salford, aged 32, iron founder in partnership firm of 3, employing 15 men & 6 boys.
  2. Anthony Hodgins, Salford, aged 35, iron founder in partnership firm of 3, employing 15 men & 6 boys.

 

White 1853

Richard Stansfield & Co. iron and brass founders, Salford

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1860-1869

Owned and occupied by Richard Stansfield; yard, foundry, office; Salford; rateable value £43.12s.11d.

1866 – rateable value £30.15s.0d.

 

1861 Census

Richard Stansfield, Bank Buildings, aged 41, iron founder employing 20 men and 3 boys.

 

Kelly 1861

Richard Stansfield & Co. iron and brass founders, Salford Old Foundry

 

White 1866

Richard Stansfield, iron and brass founders, Salford Old Foundry

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1870

Owned and occupied by Mrs. Stansfield; yard, foundry, office; Salford; rateable value £30.15s.0d.

 

Kelly 1871

Richard Stansfield, iron and brass founder, Salford Old Foundry

 

1871 Census

Grace Stansfield, widow, 1 Bank Buildings, aged 52, ironfounder and loom maker employing 57 men

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1871-1874

Occupied by J. Whitehead; owned by Susan Dearden; tinner’s shop; Salford; rateable value £30.15s.0d.

1874 – rateable value £21.5s.0d.

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1875-1888

Occupied by J. Whitehead; owned by James Whitehead; tinner’s shop; Salford; rateable value £21.5s.0d.

1880 – rateable value £27.5s.0d.

1888 – rateable value £9.

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1890

Empty; owned by James Whitehead; tinner’s shop; Salford; rateable value £9.

 

8th December 1893

Mr. Frank Whitehead of Stansfield Street, Todmorden, of the firm of G. Whitehead & Sons, iron and tin plate workers, died suddenly at the age of 42 years. On the Sunday following, 100 members of the Independent Order of Oddfellows met at the Oddfellows Hall, Todmorden, and walked in procession to Christ Church, the deceased being the Grand Master of the District.

 

Slater 1895

George Whitehead & Sons, sizing and drying machines, tin and copper cylinder and roller makers, Hall Ing and Salford.

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1896

Owned and occupied by George Whitehead & Sons; tinner’s shop; Salford; rateable value £38.5s.0d.


Smithy

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1860-1890

Owned and occupied by J. & J. Stansfield; smithy; Salford; rateable value £8.13s.4d.

1866 – rateable value £10.7s.0d.

1880 – rateable value £12.

1890 – rateable value £14.5s.0d.

 

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