SALFORD WOOD YARD
Map Ref: SD935239
HOLT John senior
HOLT John junior
ROBINSON William & Richard
SCHOLFIELD & BOOTH
ROBERTS J. & Timothy
DAVIES & Co.
CLAYTON & CO
partly researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade
Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group
Hebden Bridge Times and Caldervale Gazette, 15th March 1882
Recollections of Todmorden 50 to 60 years ago.
The Woodyard was a woodyard and nothing more. In the back part of it there was a line of building along by the watercourse, respectively a joiner’s shop, saw pits in the occupation of James Holt, and 2 or 3 dwellings and a sort of shed at the end towards Pickles Bridge. It will be known to few that in a room of one of these dwellings, or adjoining thereto, the first printing press set up in Todmorden was placed, and a small printing office opened. The entrance to the joiners shop was from the canal bank.
Leigh's 1818 directory
John Holt, timber merchant, Todmorden
- John Holt senior, gentleman, Pavement
- John Holt junior, timber merchant, King Street
- John and James Holt, Pavement, joiners
Mr. John Holt, Todmorden, in account books of Jeremiah Jackson
John Holt, timber merchant, bobbins etc. Pavement
Notes from John Travis, 19th century historian:
William Robinson of Stones and his son Richard were in the timber and building trade at the Woodyard, formerly occupied by John Holt. The Old Woodyard was eventually let to Scholfield & Booth, joiners & builders.
- Holt’s Yard, Thomas Newholme, aged 48, sawyer
- Holt’s Yard, Richard (son) aged 18, apprentice joiner & cabinet maker
- Holt’s Yard, John (son) aged 16, apprentice sawyer
- Holt’s Yard, Thomas Dobson, aged 42, joiner
- Stones, William Robinson, aged 57, farmer of 132 acres
- Stones, Richard Robinson (son) aged 24.
- Pavement, John Redman, aged 42, joiner
- Salford, Peter Davies, aged 60, sawyer
William and Richard Robinson, timber merchants and builders, Pavement
Todmorden Rates Book 1860
Occupied by Scholfield & Booth; owned by William Greenwood; Pavement; sawmill; rateable value £77; loomshed rateable value £13.6s.8d; 3hp steam £5.
Public tea party 12th February 1861
On Tuesday afternoon a public tea party was held in the large workshop of Messrs Scholfield and Booth, joiners & builders of the Woodyard, Pavement, which was kindly and gratuitously lent for the occasion, being tastefully decorated with ever-greens etc. The object of the party was to celebrate the successful re-opening of St. Mary’s Church as a Sunday School after having been closed for abut 30 years.
- Amos Scholfield, York Place, aged 35, joiner & builder employing 150 hands.
- James Booth, York Place, aged 37, joiner and cotton manufacturer.
- Timothy Roberts, Church Street, aged 69, master cabinet maker employing 5 men.
- John Davies, King Street, aged 75, sawyer
- William Davies (son) aged 48, joiner
Todmorden Rates Book 1861-1863
Occupied by Amos Scholfield; owned by William Greenwood; Pavement; sawmill; rateable value £77; loomshed rateable value £13.6s.8d; 3hp steam £5.
Todmorden Rates Book 1864
Occupied by James Scholfield; owned by William Greenwood; Pavement; sawmill; rateable value £77
Todmorden Rates Book 1865
Occupied by William Greenwood & J. Roberts; owned by William Greenwood; Pavement; sawmill; rateable value £77.
Todmorden Rates Book 1866
Occupied by Timothy Roberts; owned by William Greenwood executors; Pavement; sawmill, loomshed and power; rateable value £95.17s.0d.
Todmorden Rates Book 1867
Occupied by Mr. Davies & Co; owned by William Greenwood executors; Pavement; sawmill, loomshed and power; rateable value £95.17s.0d.
Todmorden Rates Book 1868-1869
- Occupied by Mr. Davies & Co; owned by William Greenwood executors; Pavement; wood yard & joiners shop; rateable value £30.4s.0d.
- Occupied by Clayton & Co; owned by William Greenwood executors; Pavement; joiners shop; rateable value £29.3s.0d.
- Occupied by Thomas Suthers; owned by William Greenwood; Pavement; heald room; rateable value £16.10s.0d.
Todmorden Rates Book 1870-1876
Occupied by Clayton & Co; owned by William Greenwood executors; Pavement; 3 joiners shops; rateable value £75.17s.0d.
Todmorden Rates Book 1879-1880
Empty; owned by William Greenwood executors; Pavement; 3 joiners shops; rateable value £75.17s.0d.
1880 – rateable value £10.15s.0d.