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SALFORD WOOD YARD

Pavement

Todmorden

Map Ref: SD935239

 

Known occupiers

1818-1837

HOLT John senior

HOLT John junior

HOLT James

Post 1837-1855

ROBINSON William & Richard

1851

DOBSON Thomas

REDMAN John

DAVIES Peter

NEWHOLME Thomas

-1860

SCHOLFIELD & BOOTH

1860-1864

SCHOLFIELD Amos

SCHOLFIELD James

1865-1866

ROBERTS J. & Timothy

1867-1869

DAVIES & Co.

1868-1869

SUTHERS Thomas

1868-1876

CLAYTON & CO

 

Additional information

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.

Salford

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

 

Baines 1824/25

  1. John Holt senior, gentleman, Pavement
  2. John Holt junior, timber merchant, King Street
  3. John and James Holt, Pavement, joiners

1837

Mr. John Holt, Todmorden, in account books of Jeremiah Jackson

 

White 1837

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.

 

Census 1851

  1. Holt’s Yard, Thomas Newholme, aged 48, sawyer
  2. Holt’s Yard, Richard (son) aged 18, apprentice joiner & cabinet maker
  3. Holt’s Yard, John (son) aged 16, apprentice sawyer
  4. Holt’s Yard, Thomas Dobson, aged 42, joiner
  5. Stones, William Robinson, aged 57, farmer of 132 acres
  6. Stones, Richard Robinson (son) aged 24.
  7. Pavement, John Redman, aged 42, joiner
  8. Salford, Peter Davies, aged 60, sawyer

 

Slater 1855

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.

 

Census 1861

  1. Amos Scholfield, York Place, aged 35, joiner & builder employing 150 hands.
  2. James Booth, York Place, aged 37, joiner and cotton manufacturer.
  3. Timothy Roberts, Church Street, aged 69, master cabinet maker employing 5 men.
  4. John Davies, King Street, aged 75, sawyer
  5. 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

  1. Occupied by Mr. Davies & Co; owned by William Greenwood executors; Pavement; wood yard & joiners shop; rateable value £30.4s.0d.
  2. Occupied by Clayton & Co; owned by William Greenwood executors; Pavement; joiners shop; rateable value £29.3s.0d.
  3. 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.

 

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