Map Ref. SD939209
No building on site on Walsden map
PILLING Andrew & Sons
PILLING John Horsfall
Cotton mill on 25” OS map
Notes by John Travis, contemporary historian:
In 1860 Messrs. Marland Bros. of SUN VALE IRON WORKS, Walsden, built the Deanroyd weaving shed for about 300 looms, together with the usual accommodation of warehousing etc. and the firm now having gone thoroughly into the iron trade they made their own steam engine and shafting for the place. After the works were finished, and there being no tenant ready, it stood unoccupied for a considerable time, after which Messrs. Andrew Pilling and Sons, who had been tenants at the JOINT STOCK MILL, took the premises, and removed their machinery, and two or three years later during the cotton panic, purchased the place.
See also DEANROYD GATE END MILL
See STRINES MILL for more information on the Marland family
mainly researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade
Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group
Walsden Rates Books 1861-80.
Occupiers A. Pilling & Sons, 46 looms, rateable value £5;
Owners and occupiers Marland Bros. Shed, mill, engine house, boiler house, Gate End, rateable value £99.10s.5d.
1864 - owner A. Pilling & Sons.
1866 - Deanroyd Gate End , RV £130.3s.0d., new loom shed RV £49.3s.6d.
1871 - new scutch room £22.12s.0d.
1874 - gasworks pulled down, RV £144.4s.0d.
1880-81 - empty RV £178.10s.0d.)
Halifax Guardian 15th March 1879
Creditors meeting. John H. Pilling, manufacturer of Deanroyd Mill. Liabilities £7,180 and assets £1,182. Dividend of about 3s.3d. in the pound.
Todmorden Advertiser 20th Feb 1880
To be let or sold. Mill, weaving shed etc. at Deanroyd, Walsden.
Todmorden Advertiser 24th March 1882
Notice of sale of lands, mills, sheds and premises at Deanroyd in Walsden late in the occupation of John Horsfall Pilling deceased.
Todmorden Advertiser 7th April 1882
Report of sale of Deanroyd Mill and shed. Limited attendance. Withdrawn.
3rd May 1883
Deanroyd Mill and premises, Walsden, offered for sale at the Golden Lion Inn. Only 1 bid of £300 was made and the lot was withdrawn.
Walsden Rates Book 1886-90
Owned and occupied by John Watson, loom shed and power, Deanroyd, rateable value £150. (1888 RV £158.)
Manchester Examiner 22nd July 1887
Deanroyd Mill, 300 looms, running full time.
4th August 1887
Deanroyd Mill Co. cotton manufacturers – Walsden
Case heard before Rev. Thomas Sutcliffe, and J. A. Ingham Esq. at Todmorden for employing 17 women, young persons, and children, after 12.30 on Saturday 9th July. Penalty £3 – Costs £3-9s-0d. Penalties in six cases, 11 withdrawn on payment of costs.
22nd December 1887
Deanroyd Mill Co. cotton manufacturers – Walsden. Case heard before J. A. Ingham, D. J. Crossley and J. Greenwood Esqs., at Todmorden for employing one child without having obtained a certificate of due attendance at school. Penalty – 5s fine and 12s costs.
14th November 1889
J. Watson, cotton manufacturer, Deanroyd Mill, Walsden. Case heard before D.J. Crossley, G. Sutcliffe and W. Ormerod Esqrs. At Todmorden Police Court for allowing a child to clean machinery whilst in motion. Penalty 5s – Costs 13s-6d.
1891 Mills Directory
John Watson Deanroyd Shed, 410 looms, printers and shirtings.