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SANDBED SMITHY AND MACHINE WORKS

Sandbed

Hebden Bridge

Map Ref. SD970261

 

Known occupiers

1805, 1816, 1833

Small building at Sandbed on Stansfield Township maps

1848

Small building at Sandbed on OS 6” map

1841-1890

DUGDALE William

DUGDALE John

DUGDALE Richard

DUGDALE James

1907

Sandbed Machine Works on OS 25” map

1970’s

Storehouse for Calder Valley Supplies

 

Census returns

Census 1841

Sandbed, William Dugdale, aged 40, blacksmith

John Dugdale (son) aged 20, blacksmith

Samuel Crabtree (lodger) aged 20, blacksmith

Sandbed, Richard Dugdale, aged 30, machine maker

 

Census 1851

Sandbed, William Dugdale, aged 56, blacksmith.

Sandbed, Richard Dugdale, aged 44, blacksmith

Sandbed, James Dugdale, aged 21, mechanic

 

Census 1861

Sandbed, William Dugdale, aged 63, whitesmith (wife Ann)

William Wright (apprentice aged 15)

 

Census 1871

Lower Underbank, William Dugdale, aged 25, whitesmith

 

Census 1881

Sandbed, William Dugdale, aged 35, mechanic employing 2 men and 2 boys

 

Census 1891

William Dugdale is a patient at Haydock Lodge Asylum, recorded as a lunatic. His wife Susey is at Sandbed Villas. Sons Walter (18) and George (15) are Blacksmith apprentices.

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Smithy

Stansfield Rates Book 1854-1860

Occupied by William Dugdale; owned by Thomas Fielden; cottage and smithy; Sandbed; rateable value £5.15s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1867-1886

Occupied by Mrs. W. Dugdale; owned by Lacy Bros; cottage and smithy; Sandbed; rateable value £6.9s.6d

From 1873 occupied by John Dugdale

From 1877 occupied by William Dugdale

1887 – demolished

 

Machine Shop

Stansfield Rates Book 1871-1881

Occupied by William Dugdale; owned by Lacy Bros; smiths shop and power; Sandbed; rateable value £6.7s.0d

1880 – rateable value £9.15s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1886

Owned and occupied by William Dugdale; mechanics shop & foundry; Sandbed; rateable value £20.5s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1887-1890

Owned and occupied by William Dugdale; mechanics shop & foundry; Sandbed; rateable value £25.5s.0d.

 

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