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Staups Mill, Todmorden

 


 On a recent collaboration with  CurbexUK , we both documented the site

STAUPS MILL

This cotton mill dates from the late 18th century and is now a picturesque ruin situated at the top of Jumble Hole Clough. There is a bit of confusion about the original name, which could be Stoaps or Steps (Head).



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In 1781 Thomas Eastwood owned Staups and a Richard Horsfall occupied it
In 1802 Richard Horsfall owned it
In 1804 John Horsfall owned it
The 1805 tax survey makes reference to it being owned by John Horsfall (on the site of the mill is a headstone with the initials J.H. 1812). In the same survey, it includes a factory, cottage, waterfall and small barn owned by Richard Horsfall (Junior - Richard senior was still living at Underbank).





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In 1811 Compton recorded that the mill had two mules with two hundred and sixteen spindles each, a relatively small-scale operation. Contemporary directories indicate that John Horsfall continued cotton-spinning at Staups Mill until 1834 when it was briefly leased to James Bent, who had just been made bankrupt as a cotton-spinner in the much larger Bankfoot Mill at nearby Mytholm.


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In 1841 the mill was occupied by Thomas Stansfield, "Manufacturer", and his family.
By the 1861 tax survey, it is referred to as Staups and is owned by William Horsfall and probably run by William Dickinson. It must have been water powered and has a small dam upstream and a larger dam on the tops above it.
In about 1860 William Gill was manufacturing Calico at Staups.


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In 1879 William Horsfall sold Staups to Ellen Vint, a relative.
On September 24th 1896, about 20ft of the retaining wall of the upper dam collapsed. The water rushed down Jumble Hole, causing great damage, but no casualties.


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information cited from http://www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk/charlestown/mills.html


 

2 comments:

  1. I, Steve Horsfall, believe this is the site that my ancestors started up the Horsfall Carting Business in and around Todmorden.

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    1. Hi, that's interesting..I will be going back there for more images...thanks for feedback Steve..

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