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SPA HOLE MILL

(Spaw Mill)

Jumble Hole Clough

Hebden Bridge

Map Ref: SD966264

 

The 5-storeyed Spa Hole Mill

 

Known occupiers

 

1805

Named on Stansfield township map

1815-1850

RAWDON Christopher & James

1825-1837

MALLALIEU & PLATT

1840-1855

PLATT Benjamin & Sons

PLATT Edmund

PLATT Joseph

1860-1870

LACY Bros.

LACY John

1871-1881

FIELDEN Eli & Co.

FIELDEN Isaac

FIELDEN James

1881-1886

Stoodley Bridge Mill Co.

1887

PILLING & SUTCLIFFE

1890

STEAD Bros.

1907

Disused on 25” OS map

The mill closed in the 1920s and was later partly demolished

 

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Stansfield Township map 1805

Spaw Mill named.

 

1815

Included in the list of properties owned by Christopher Rawdon was Spa Hole Mill

 

Stansfield Township map 1816

A mill is shown on the site of Spa Hole, but not named, on land owned by Christopher Rawdon of Underbank Hall.

 

Baines 1824

Mellalieu & Platt, cotton spinners, Spaw & Nutclough Mills

 

Parson & White 1830

Mallalieu & Platt, cotton spinners, Spaw & Nutclough Mills

 

Pigot 1834

Mallalieu & Platt, cotton spinners and manufacturers, Spaw & Nutclough Mills

 

Bradford Observer 24th August 1837

Partnership dissolved by Mallalieu & Platt of Stansfield, cotton spinners

 

White 1837

Mallalieu & Platt, Spaw and Mytholme Mills, cotton spinners and manufacturers

 

Robson 1840-41

Platt & Sons, Spa Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Census 1841

Spaw Mill, Benjamin Platt, aged 55 cotton spinner & manufacturer

Spaw Mill, Edmund Platt, aged 25 cotton spinner & manufacturer

Spaw Mill, Joseph Platt, aged 25 cotton spinner & manufacturer

 

Walker 1845

Benjamin Platt & Sons, Spaw Mill, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

White 1847

Benjamin Platt & Sons, Spa Hole Stansfield, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Halifax Guardian 27th July 1850

To be sold – estates of Christopher and James Rawdon, including Spa Hole Mill; 5 storeys; steam engine 10hp; water wheels with 66 feet fall to Jumble Hole Clough; dam etc; now occupied by Benjamin Platt.

 

Halifax Guardian 4th October 1851

To be sold by private contract – property of Christopher & James Rawdon; Spa Hole Mill.

 

Census 1851

Spa Hole, Benjamin Platt, aged 65, cotton spinner

Spa Hole, Edmund Platt, aged 36, cotton spinner

Solomon’s Temple, Joseph Platt, aged 38, cotton spinner & fustian manufacturer & farmer

 

1st July 1852

Rent paid. Messrs Platt of Spa Hole Mill to Christopher & James Rawdon of Liverpool – half years rent of mill £125; buildings £6.4s.6d; interest £4.4s.0d.

 

White 1853

Benjamin Platt & Sons, Spa Hole Stansfield, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1854

Occupied by Benjamin Platt; owned by Thomas Fielden; Spaw Hole; mill and power; rateable value £121.2s.0d.

 

Slater 1855

Benjamin Platt & Sons, cotton spinners and manufacturers, and dyers, Spawhole Mill and at Hudson’s Court Manchester

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1860

Owned & occupied by Lacy Bros; Spa Hole and wood; mill and power; rateable value £125.4s.1d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1867

Owned & occupied by Lacy Bros; Spa Hole and wood; mill and power; rateable value £116.2s.6d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1868-1870

Owned & occupied by John Lacy; Spa Hole and wood; mill and power; rateable value £116.2s.6d.

 

Factory Act Prosecutions 23rd April 1868

Samuel Simpson, manager of Spa Hole Factory – Stansfield.

Case heard before – Capt. Sutcliffe chairman – Rev. T. Sutcliffe, John Fielden, Abraham Ormerod, and Geo. Hinchcliffe Esqrs at Todmorden Sessions.

Having employed a young person for some months without having previously registered his name and the date of the first day of his employment in the register for young persons.

Penalty of £3 and costs of 11s.6d.

 

Halifax Guardian 18th February 1871

Spa Hole Mill let for a term of years to Messrs Fielden & Co of Bankfoot.

 

Census 1871

Bankfoot, Eli Fielden aged 31, cotton spinner employing 6 men and 3 women

 

Kelly 1871

Eli Fielden & Co, cotton spinners, Spa Mill

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1871-1878

Occupied by Eli, James & Isaac Fielden; owned by John Lacy; mill & power; Spawhole; rateable value £116.2s.6d.

 

Slater 1875

Eli Fielden & Co, cotton spinners and manufacturers, Spa Mill

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1880

Occupied by Eli, James & Isaac Fielden; owned by John Lacy; mill & power; Spawhole; rateable value £131.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1881

Occupied by Stoodley Bridge Mill Co; owned by John Lacy; mill & power, Spa Hole; rateable value £102.5s.0d

 

Stansfield rates Book 1885

Occupied by Stoodley Bridge Mill Co; owned by John Lacy executors; mill, water and steam power, Spa Hole; rateable value £94.

 

Halifax Courier 20th February 1886

Stoodley Bridge Mill Co. is about to close its 2 mills at Stoodley and Spa Hole.

 

Manchester Examiner 22nd July 1887

Pilling & Sutcliffe, Stoodley and Spa Hole Mills; 18,000 spindles and 120 looms; spinners stopped, weavers working out.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1890

Occupied by Stead Bros; owned by John Lacy executors; dyeworks & power; engine and 1 water wheel dismantled; Spawhole; rateable value £66.

 

Spa Hole Mill ruins

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