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SCAITCLIFFE MILL

Scaitcliffe

Todmorden

Map Ref. SD926251

Scaitcliffe Corn Mill and house

By kind permission of Roger Birch

 

Known occupiers

1706-1890

CROSSLEY Anthony

CROSSLEY John and descendants

1718

CROSSLEY James

1751

GREENWOOD John

1815-1825

GREENWOOD John

1830

GREENWOOD William & Bros.

1834-1871

SMITH John, Richard, James, Edmund

1875-1884

FIELDEN William

1885-1908

JENNINGS Stephen & HELLIWELL

Destroyed by fire in the 1940's, although the mill house survives today

 

part of Scaitcliffe Mill House 2007

 

WILL OF ANTHONY CROSSLEY 11th February 1706

Devises:

Scatecliffe now in possession of my eldest son John Crossley, and his two tenements called Flailcroft and Dike and Watertommill (sic) called Scatecliffe Miln …

to his said eldest son John Crossley, saving some right of water devised to his second son Anthony.

 

St. Mary’s baptism records 1718

James Crossley, known as "Jam at Miln", was the miller at Scaitcliffe in 1718 having moved from his position at INCHFIELD MILL

 

St. Mary’s burial records 1751

Buried – Mary the wife of John Greenwood, miller at Scaitcliffe

 

Land Tax Assessments 1784 to 1804

John Crossley, tax 9s. (reducing to 8s.)

SCAITCLIFFE MILL HOUSE - 2 sitting rooms, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, scullery, stable for 4 horses. 2 acres 1 rood 36 perches

MILL - 4 storeys, waterwheel, 6 pairs of stones, main shafting and gear

 

1794

Scaitcliffe Corn Mill; owned and occupied by John Crossley who supports the bill for the Rochdale Canal

 

1815

Cragg Turnpike Trustee – John Greenwood, Scaitcliffe

 

1817

William Greenwood of Scaitcliffe Mill buying flour bags from Wilks of STANSFIELD MILL

 

Leigh 1818

Greenwood John, corn dealer and maltster, Scaitcliffe

 

1821

John Greenwood of Scaitcliffe Mill buying flour bags from Wilks of STANSFIELD MILL

 

Baines 1822

John Greenwood, corn and flour dealers and maltsters, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

Todmorden Township map 1823

Scaitcliffe Mill shown on land owned by John Crossley Esq.

 

Pigot & Deane 1824/25

John Greenwood, corn and flour dealers and maltsters, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

Baines 1825

John Greenwood, corn and flour dealers and maltsters, Scaitcliffe and Stoneswood Mills

 

Parson & White 1830

William Greenwood & Bros. corn and flour dealers and maltsters, Watty, Stoneswood and Scaitcliffe Mills

 

Pigot 1834

John Smith, corn dealers and millers, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

White 1837

Richard Smith, corn miller, Scaitcliffe

 

Census 1841

Scaitcliffe Mill, John Smith, aged 60, corn miller

Edmund Smith (son) aged 20, corn miller

James Smith (son) aged 20, corn miller

 

List of Todmorden voters 30th July 1842

Richard Smith, living at Cross Lee, occupier of corn mill and land, Scaitcliffe Mill.

 

White 1842/43

Richard Smith, corn miller, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

White 1847

Richard Smith, corn miller, Scaitcliffe and Inchfield Mills

 

Census 1851

Scaitcliffe Mill, John Smith, aged 70, corn miller

James Smith (son) aged 30

 

Slater 1855

Edmund Smith, Scaitcliffe, corn miller and dealer

 

Fielden family papers 31st July 1858

Letter to R. & E. Smith complaining of non-payment of gas account at Inchfield Mill for June 1857-8, £33.15s.11d and Scaitcliffe Mill £11.4s.11d. Smiths replied they would not settle the gas accounts until the Fieldens settled their corn account. The Fieldens disclaimed knowledge of outstanding corn account.

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1860-1863

Occupied by Richard Smith; owned by John Crossley; corn mill; Scaitcliffe; rateable value £96.11s.4d.

 

Census 1861

Scaitcliffe Mill, James Smith, aged 39, corn miller

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1864-1868

Occupied by Edward Smith; owned by John Crossley executors; corn mill; Scaitcliffe; rateable value £96.11s.4d.

1866 – rateable value £84.11s.0d

 

White 1866

James Smith, corn miller, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1869-1870

Occupied by Mrs. E. Smith; owned by John Crossley executors; corn mill; Scaitcliffe; rateable value £84.11s.0d.

 

Halifax Guardian 21st May 1870

To let – Scaitcliffe Flour Mill near Todmorden; stone built, 4 storeys and attic with hoist inside and outside. New water wheel, 6 pairs of French stones, one pair grays etc. Apply Mr. John Heap, Burnley Road, Todmorden.

 

Census 1871

Scaitcliffe Mill, Edmund Smith, aged 50, corn miller

 

Kelly 1871

Richard and Edward Smith, corn millers, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1871-1873

Occupied by Edmund Smith; owned by John Crossley executors; corn mill; Scaitcliffe; rateable value £84.11s.0d.

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1874

Occupied by John Helliwell & Son; owned by John Crossley executors; corn mill; Scaitcliffe; rateable value £84.11s.0d; bankrupt – no assets.

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1875-1882

Occupied by William Fielden; owned by John Crossley executors; corn mill and power; Scaitcliffe; rateable value £84.11s.0d.

1880 – rateable value £99.10s.0d.

1881 – 5hp water; rateable value £63.

 

White 1877

William Fielden – corn miller – Scaitcliffe Mill

 

Census 1881

Scaitcliffe Mill, William Fielden, aged 58, corn miller

Peter Fielden (son) aged 16, corn miller

 

Todmorden Advertiser 15th February 1884

Wanted – a general miller, good stone man to manage a small mill. Married man preferred. Apply W. Fielden, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

30th March 1884

Death of William Fielden, corn miller, Scaitcliffe, aged 61 years, from the effects of an accident which happened on 14th March, by falling off a lorry at the mill.

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1885-1890

Occupied by Jennings & Helliwell; owned by Mary Crossley; mill 5hp water; Scaitcliffe; rateable value £36.15s.0d.

1890 – rateable value £31.10s.0d.

 

Slater 1887

Jennings & Helliwell, corn, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

Census 1891

Scaitcliffe Corn Mill, Stephen Jennings, aged 33, corn miller

 

Kelly 1893

Jennings & Helliwell, corn millers, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

Slater 1895

Jennings & Helliwell, millers, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

Kelly 1897

Jennings & Helliwell, corn millers, Scaitcliffe Mill

 

Census 1901

Scaitcliffe Mill, Stephen Jennings, aged 43, corn miller, employer

 

Kelly 1908

Jennings & Helliwell, water corn millers, Scaitcliffe Mill Burnley Road

 

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