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SANDHOLME ROPE WORKS

Commercial Street

Todmorden

 

Known occupiers

1849-1886

CLEGG Samuel Fielden

CLEGG William & Co.

CLEGG Jonas

1887

demolished

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Fielden papers 14th November 1842

John Fielden ordered young Sammy Clegg to buy the following articles and bring invoices to the Fielden Bros to pay them. Then bring a stock account at a month hence to show if loss or gain on business. Told him to say to creditors to wait until it was seen if he and his assistants could manage the business – if so, the debts would ultimately be paid. Told him also to get in debts owing to his father and pay off what he can. List of goods wanted for the Rope Walk: 1 hatchet to cut old bale ropes; 1 truck to fetch and carry goods; half a ton of Polish Rhines Hemp, this is the best quality; old ropes; oil for dressing the hemp; sweet oil for oiling the wheels; rovings; and tallons to put on the twine.

(Samuel Clegg's father, John Clegg, died December 1842)

Stock in hand 14th November 1842

 

amount goods £ s d
504lb manilla boat lines = 3 coles weight of 1 = 168lbs at 5d per lb 10 10 0
108lb tandetern line = 1 coles weight of 1 = 180lbs at 4d. per lb 3 7 6
560 blacktow in bags @ 9s.6d. 2 7 6
100lb roving in cop @ 6d. per lb 2 10 0
612 hemp bar or 51 dozen @ 2s.6d. per dozen 6 7 6
15 bedcords 6 fold @ 1s.10d each 9 2
78 bedcords 3 fold or 3 dozen @ 1s each 1 16 0
8lb gaskins @ 6d per lb 4 0
4lb penny and quarter bull @ 1s. 4d per lb 15 4
24lb twine boat lines @ 6d per lb 12 0
8lb twist throstle bands @ 8d per lb 5 4
9 sash lines 3 of them @ 2s. each 6 0
26lb throstle and penny bands @ 8d per lb 12 4
30lb black stitching @ 6d per lb 15 0
24lb soterking hemp @ 10d per lb 1 2 0
32lb tared stem lines @ 5d per lb 13 4
6 close lines @ 1s. 6d each 9 0
17lb cording @ 9d per lb 12 9
16lb cording @ 9d per lb 12 8
224 raw hemp @ 38s per cut 3 16 0
60 black shorts @ 3s. 6d per dozen 17 6
6lb engine hemps @ 6d per lb 3 0
52lb white rope @ 6d per lb 1 6 0
2 doz and a half of hay ropes @ 3d each 5 0
34 st. old bale ropes @ 1s. 4d per stone 1 4 4
13lb bed lacing @ 7d per lb 7 8
GOODS WORTH
41 16 11

1841 census

John Clegg, Hallroyd Stansfield, aged 40, rope maker. Samuel Fielden Clegg and Jonas Clegg were his sons.

 

Walker 1845

Samuel Fielden Clegg, rope and cotton band maker

 

White 1847

Samuel Fielden Clegg, rope, twine, and cotton band maker

 

Langfield Highway Rates November 1849

Occupier S. F. Clegg; Sandholme; owner John Knowles; rope walk; rateable value £4.5s.0d.

 

Langfield Rate Book 1849-55

Occupier S. F. Clegg; owner John Knowles; Sandholme; rope walk; rateable value £4.5s.0d.

 

Census 1851

Samuel F. Clegg, York Street, aged 24, an iron monger and rope maker, at home with his mother.

 

Langfield Rate Book 1856-60

Occupiers William Clegg & Co; owner John Knowles; Sandholme; rope walk; rateable value £4.5s.0d.


Census 1861

Jonas Clegg, Canal Street aged 26, rope maker

 

Langfield Rate Book 1861-64

Occupier Jonas Clegg; owner John Knowles; Sandholme; rope walk; rateable value £4.5s.0d.

 

Kelly 1861 and 1871

Jonas Clegg, Sandholme, rope, twine, and cotton band maker

 

Langfield Rate Book 1865-81

Occupier Jonas Clegg; owner Thomas Knowles; Sandholme; rope walk; rateable value £4.7s.0d.

1880 – rateable value £12.

 

Census 1871

Jonas Clegg, 39 North Street, aged 36, rope maker

 

Census 1881

Jonas Clegg, North St., Todmorden, rope manufacturer

 

Factory Inspectors prosecutions

29th November 1883

Jonas Clegg, rope manufacturer – Sandholme

Case heard before Abraham Ormerod, John Ingham, J.W. Horsfall and Thomas Riley

  1. Employing a child without certificate of attendance at school
  2. Employing a child without certificate of fitness

Penalty No 1. 5s and 7s.6d costs; No 2.  6s.6d costs.

 

Langfield Rate Book 1887

Demolished

 

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