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SPRING MILL

 

Springside

Todmorden

Map Ref: SD959246

 

Known occupiers

1861-1864

CROSSLEY Henry

1865-1867

REED Richard

1868-1877

CHAMBERS & WATSON

CHAMBERS John & Co.

1880-1901

HARTLEY Isaac

1907

Disused on 25” OS map

Demolished, site now housing estate

 

Additional information

partly researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Notes from John Travis, contemporary historian:

Springside Mill in the lowest part of Langfield, nearly 2 miles from Todmorden, was built by Henry Crossley who up to that time was in partnership with Mr. Wilcock at WINTERS MILL. The mill was finished and partly furnished, and it ran for a while. Henry Crossley overstretched himself, so he quietly went away to America. The mill and residence were later sold to Charles Chambers of Todmorden.

 

Census 1861

Henry Crossley, 10 Springside, aged 47, cotton manufacturer

 

Langfield Rates Book 1863

Owned and occupied by Henry Crossley; Spring; mill as warehouse; rateable value £42.6s.8d.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1864

Owned and occupied by Henry Crossley & sons; Spring; 2 mills etc; 15hp; rateable value £209.14s.3d; about half rates paid.

 

Halifax Guardian 12th November 1864

Sale 24th November 1864. Nearly new erected cotton mill, erected within 3 years, Spring Mill Langfield, together with warehouses, engine and boiler house, and other outbuildings. 2 engines of 30hp and 20hp respectively, and a 40hp boiler. The mill is 87 feet by 78 feet and 4 storeys. Steam engines supplied by Wood of Sowerby Bridge. Also dwelling house.

Sale 28th November 1864. Instructions from assignees of Henry Crossley, Spring Mill Eastwood. Machinery – 231 cloth power looms, 135 of which are newly made by Graham & Sons of Burnley. The rest only worked a short time and supplied by Mr. Lord and Mr. Cooper of Burnley. Also plaiting machine, 2 warping machines etc.

Both sales postponed.

 

Halifax Guardian 17th June 1865

Auction 28th June 1865. Assignees of Henry Crossley, Spring Mill Langfield near Todmorden. 231 power looms etc.

Not sold – advertised again 24th July 1865.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1865

Occupied by Richard Reed; owned by Abraham Lord; Springside; mill and power; rateable value £241.16s.6d.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1867

Occupied by Richard Reed; owned by Abraham Lord; Springside; mill, power and additions; rateable value £260.13s.6d; 75% of rates paid.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1868-1869

Occupied by Chambers & Watson; owned by Abraham Lord; Spring; mill and power; rateable value £260.13s.6d; one-third rates paid – empty.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1870-1875

Occupied by Charles Chambers; owned by Abraham Lord; Spring; mill and power; rateable value £260.13s.6d; 75% rates paid – empty.

 

Kelly 1871

Chambers & Watson, Springwood Mill and Salford, cotton spinners & manufacturers

 

Census 1871

  1. Charles Chambers, Springwood House, aged 58, cotton spinner
  2. John Chambers (son) aged 32, cotton spinner
  3. James Chambers (son) aged 17, cotton spinner

 

Halifax Guardian 18th January 1873

Auction 6th February

Lot 2 – freehold cotton spinning mill, Spring Mill near Todmorden, with steam engines, boilers, scutching room, mixing room, grinding room, coal house, warehouse etc. in the occupation of John Chambers & Co. 3 storeys and attic, bottom and second rooms each being 72 feet by 61 feet 10 inches. Third and fourth rooms 39 feet by 38 feet. Mixing room 35 feet by 28 feet. Grinding room 26 feet by 21 feet. Engine 50hp. 2 boilers 80hp one nearly new. Apply Abraham Lord, Canal Street Works, owner.

Slater 1875

Chambers & Watson, Springwood Mill and Salford, cotton spinners & manufacturer

 

Kelly 1877

John Chambers & Co. Springwood Mill and Salford, cotton spinners & manufacturer

 

Langfield Rates Book 1878

Empty: owned by Abraham Lord; Spring; mill and power; rateable value £260.13s.6d.

 

The Leeds Mercury 1st November 1878

Messrs Chambers, Spring Mill, closed through failure and sold out.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1879

Empty; owned by Isaac Hartley; mill and power; Spring; rateable value £260.13s.6d.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1880

  1. Empty; owned by Isaac Hartley; mill and power; Spring; rateable value £254.10s.0d.
  2. Owned and occupied by Isaac Hartley; chemical works; Spring; rateable value £20.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1881

  1. Permanently unoccupied; owned by Isaac Hartley; mill and power; Spring.
  2. Owned and occupied by Isaac Hartley; chemical works; Spring; rateable value £20.

 

Census 1881

  1. Isaac Hartley, Spring Villa, aged 47, drysalter
  2. William Hartley (son) aged 22, drysalter
  3. Sidney Hartley (son) aged 14, scholar

 

Langfield Rates Book 1886

Owned and occupied by Isaac Hartley; mill and power; Spring; rateable value £195.10s.0d.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1887

Owned and occupied by Isaac Hartley; mill and power; Spring; rateable value £75.10s.0d; 2 rooms barricaded up and 40hp steam not connected.

 

Langfield Rates Book 1890-1893

Owned and occupied by Isaac Hartley; cotton mill; Spring; rateable value £75.10s.0d; chemical works; rateable value £20.

 

Slater 1895

Isaac Hartley, Spring Mill Eastwood, manufacturing chemist

 

Census 1901

  1. Isaac Hartley, Spring Villa, aged 68, textile dyer and finisher, employer
  2. Sidney Hartley (son) aged 34, book keeper

 

Kelly 1908

Sidney Hartley (executors of), chemical manufacturer, Spring Mill

 

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