The 1874 Valuation of the Shaw Freehold and Copyhold Estates in the Township of Hepworth (2018) by H&DFHS

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THE SHAW FREEHOLD COPYHOLD ESTATES TOWNSHIP OF HEPWORTH in the COUNTY OF YORK

Huddersfield & District Family History Society LOTTERY FUNDED

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THE 1874 VALUATION of THE SHAW FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD ESTATES in the TOW NSHIP OF HEPWORTH in the

COUNTY OF YORK

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Huddersfield & District Family History Society

The Society was formed in 1987 and its aims are to promote and encourage mutual help between people interested in family history and genealogy; as well as preserving historical items of local interest for the future. To learn more about the Society or to obtain an application form to join please contact our research room at the Root Cellar, 33A Greens End Road, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5NW or visit our website: hdfhs.org.uk to download an application form or to find our opening times.

Transcribed by: Anne Gollop Checked by: Ian Stevenson Edited and Published by: D&M Heritage Press

May 2018 ISBN: 1 85888 600 7

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Background to this publication

Hepworth is a small village to the south east of the small town of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire. A significant number of documents and plans relating to the Shaw Family of Hepworth were donated to the Huddersfield & District Family History Society in 2017 and this valuation of their Estate was included amongst them. It is a detailed schedule of the land and property in Shaw ownership prepared by Jon Brook and Nephew, Surveyors of Huddersfield on 16th November 1874. It lists the land and property with tenants’ names, areas, field names and descriptions as well as the rent being paid, giving a fascinating snapshot of Hepworth in 1874. The original document came into our possession as part of a large batch of donated documents relating to the Shaw Family of Hepworth as collected by Sam Shaw (1853 — 1930). It has been possible to transcribe and publish this document, along with a separate booklet containing a full schedule of the 1828 Claims under the Inclosure Act for the Township of Hepworth, thanks to National Lottery players whose generosity enabled the receipt of a grant from the Sharing Heritage Lottery Fund to finance this project.

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Description of a Freehold and Copyhold (undistinguished) Estate, situated in the

Township of Hepworth in the Parish of Kirkburton in the County of York

No on Names of Tenants Description of Property I Quantity Total Quantity Rental Plan A R P A R P €£ sd At Hepworth 889 = In Hand House, Barn, Mistal 1 i 30 880 Stable and Garden 880 Parker Holmes House and Garden 4 4 880 Charles Bower House and Garden 4 10 880 George Charlesworth House and Garden 8 15 891 William Brook Mill, Reservoir, Stove, 1 50 O Cottage, Dyehouse 891 Joah Swallow Joiners Shop etc 2 10 890s In Hand Garden 1 22 2 888 Joah Swallow Braycroft 2 2 15 888 --do-- Cottage, Garden & Out- 4 8 buildings 887 InHand Braycroft Wood 1 10 881 Michael Marsden Lower Croft 1 2 20 4 10 892 Joah Swallow Doddelden 1 1 2 5 5 3 17 412 Mold Clough Plantation 2 38 553 Heald Wood 2 OO 27 591 Rakes Wood 3 1 4 582 --do-- 2 4 9 2 33 4 10 590 Jonas Cartwright Upper Rakes 3 «68 601 = --do-- Lower Rakes 1 14 At Middle Foster Place 390 = Jonas Cartwright House Barn & Mistal 9 395 --do-- Rough Knowl 3 1 16 394 --do-- Gun Ing 1 1 1 393 —--do-- Shoe 1 2 1 391 Coit Close 2 O 15 389 = Jonas Cartwright Croft 1 2 24 11 3 8 27 At Snug 548 John Cartwright House, Barn & Mistal 13 592 --do-- Little Heald 2 1

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No on Names of Tenants Description of Property I Quantity Total Quantity Rental Plan A R P A RP & sd 593 --do-- Great --do-- 2 2 6 545 --do-- Furgon Field 1 2 4 546 = --do-- ] 1 13 547 --do-- 1 22 549 --do-- 2 20 587 --do-- Lower Apple Tree 1 oO 21 586 = --do-- Upper --do-- 2 24 10 1 4 20 90 Millshaw Grove 405 Henry Lindley House, Barn & Mistal 8 544 --do-- Brick Yard 1 2 3 543 --do-- Little Furgon Field 1 1 537 --do-- Shertcliffe Ing 2 25 409 Acre 2 O 31 410 --do-- Lower Heald 2 2 #O 406 --do-- Little Furgon 1 3 20 407 __—_--do-- 1 O 22 403 --do-- Great Furgon Field 1 22 404 --do-- 2 32 14 3 23 22 At Barnside 559 Edward Ellis Cottage 3 18 559 Henry Cartwright --do-- 3 18 559 —_ Joseph Lindley House, Barn & Mistal 12 559 --do-- 12 555 --do-- Near Rough Field 2 2 2 556 --do-- Great Royd 2 2 26 560 = --do-- Laith Croft 1 O 550 —--do-- Rough Heald 1 3 33 551 1 2 2 552 --do-- Great Roydbottom 1 3 30 At Barnside 554 Joseph Lindley 1 1 28 558 _ --do-- Intake 2 30 557 --do-- Rough Intake 2 2 34 --do-- Great Royd Top 1 3 #17 --do-- Middle Royd 2 oO 4

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No on Names of Tenants Description of Property I Quantity Total Quantity Rental Plan A R P A R P sd 542 --do-- Little Shell 1 20 541 = --do-- Lower Middle Royd 1 2 30 24 51 At Lower Millshaw 535 Henry Cartwright House, Barn & Mistal 14 534 = --do-- Acre 1 O 3 536 ~—--do-- Little Acre 3 35 428 — --do-- Acre and Wood 6 1 16 433 --do-- Old Hey Wood 1 oO 18 --do-- Broad Ing Wood 2 2 33 426 --do-- Ancock Hill & Wood 12 3 13 425 --do-- Shrogg 1 i 419 --do-- Shrogg 1 2 29 430 = --do-- New Close 3 1 22 431 --do-- Old Hey Wood 2 12 432 --do-- --do-- 3 30 434 = --do-- --do-- 2 24 --do-- Shrogg 17 434 = --do-- --do-- 2 3 #90 35 1 37 27 At Upper Millshaw 414 William Cartwright Cottage 3 18 414 Empty --do-- 2 414 Jonathan Shaw House, Barn, Mistal & Yard 1 28 414 --do-- --do-- 420 --do-- Great Intake 4 2 15 421 --do-- Lower Rush Field 6 1 39 422 --do-- Upper --do-- 4 22 417 Great Coit Field 3 1 18 413 --do-- Little --do-- 2 12 At Upper Millshaw 416 Jonathan Shaw Orchard 29 418 — --do-- Little Intake 1 3 3 415 --do-- Allotment 1 12 411 --do-- Well Close 3 2 28 408 _ --do-- Yew Close & Wood 3 2 402 _— --do-- Salmon Height Field 4 13

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No on Names of ‘Tenants Description of Property I Quantity Total Quantity Rental Plan A R P A RP &£ sd 34 21 51 10 At Millshaw Grove 405 Mary Buckley Cottage 1 4 4 405 William Battye --do-- 1 2 12 405 Charles Coultas --do-- 1 3 18 405 Empty --do-- 1 4 2 12 At Lower Millshaw 535 William Kaye House, Barn & Mistal 14 454 = --do-- Far Intake 3 1 22 453 --do-- Near --do-- 3 3 #O 452 --do-- Little --do-- 1 28 538 Shertcliffe Hill 1 2 36 539 --do-- Lower Shell 2 2 35 530 Upper Shell 2 O 8 531 --do-- Whins 2 1 2 532 ~—--do-- Little Hill 2 5 533 --do-- Wood 1 36 18 26 20 At Hay Slack 307. ‘James Battye House, Barn, Mistal & Yard 18 309 --do-- Upper Field 4 1 36 310 Flatt 4 2 2 312 Far Coit Field 1 1 22 314 Great --do-- 1 3 25 311 = --do-- Allotment 4 1 30 16 3 13. 20 5 At Victoria 476 John Holmes Public House, Shop, 20 Brewhouse, Barn, Stable 475 --do-- Allotment 2 2 #0 442 --do-- Brook Close 5 27 At Hay Slack 307. ‘Thomas Mellor House, Barn, Mistal & Yard 17 306 ~— --do-- Kiln Croft 4 12 304 = --do-- Lower Rough Field 1 1 32 --do-- Brow 2 3 37 305 ~—--do-- Allotment 3 10

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No on Names of Tenants Description of Property I Quantity Total Quantity Rental Plan A R P A R P sd 308 = --do-- Croft 1 8 302 ~=—---do-- Little Field 1 3 32 313 --do-- Lower Coit Field 1 2 30 16 1 18 20 5 At Woodroyd Hill 457 Joseph Kaye House, Barn and Mistal 23 456 --do-- Ley Close 7 1 28 459 — --do-- Burnt Edge 7 1 24 460 --do-- --do-- 2 458 __ --do-- Chapel Close 2 2 20 461 --do-- Allotment 1 25 423- --do-- Ancock 6 1 20 424. 436 ~—--do-- Grove Close 4 3 30 437 = --do-- Far Goose Close 2 O 22 34 10 At Victoria 476 Empty Cottage 5 4 At Latham House 477 John Hirst House, Barn, Mistal &c 16 464 = --do-- Brow 5 2 25 463 --do-- Bar Close 2 2 26 465 --do-- Lee Hill 2 1 33 --do-- Middle Close 2 2 20 473 --do-- Far Ley Close 3 1 5 474 --do-- Ing 2 1 36 527 --do-- Allotment 1 3 2 477 __--do-- --do-- 2 3 24 23 3 27 24 10 At Upper Knabb 488 Ann Charlesworth House, Barn, Mistal &c 17 480 = --do-- Little day Work 3 27 Carried forward 1 4 ~~ 263 1 30 510 13 At Upper Knabb 496 Ann Charlesworth Coit Hill 8 O 9 484 --do-- Rough Ing 2 2 36

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No on Names of ‘Tenants Description of Property Quantity Total Quantity Rental Plan A R P A R P &€£ S d 495 --do-- Knabb Lane 1 3 18 --do-- Laith Croft 2 1 11 486 --do-- Broad Ing 2 2 28 494 --do-- Little Rough Bit 3 26 487 & --do-- Knabb 10 1 38 490 483 --do-- Allotment 2 1 10 489 — --do-- Allotment 3 26 33 1 6 26 At Lower Knabb 498 Hannah Hirst House, Barn & Mistal 22 501 = --do-- Ing Heares 3 2 22 502 = --do-- White Lands 2 1 33 502a_ --do-- Windy Bank 1 50la_ --do-- Shroggy Bank 37 497 --do-- Ing 1 2 6 500 = --do-- Far Ing 1 1 4 493 --do-- Little Knabb 3 38 492 --do-- Near Heald 3 O 28 49] --do-- Far Heald 1 3 36 499 _ --do-- Croft 1 O 18 26 «618 18 At Hepworth 878 Matthew Pontefract Cottage end to the Road 2 10 878 _ --do-- --do-- (part of) 2 10 878 Empty --do-- --do-- 2 10 878 --do-- --do-- 1 5 878 Mary Charlesworth --do-- 5 60 878 & Guy Oldham --do-- and Garden 5 10 879 At Law 129 Martha Moorhouse House, Barn, Mistal & Shop 6 126 --do-- Croft 1 1 16 --do-- Ing 4 2 0O 131 = --do-- Paddock 5 2 136 = --do-- Bottoms 1 O 7

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No on Names of Tenants Description of Property Quantity Total Quantity Rental

Plan A R P A R P s d At Law 133. Martha Moorhouse Far Paddock 1 2 7 135 --do-- Rough Wood Ing 1 2 #17 134 — --do-- Moor Ing 1 1 35 127 — --do-- Croft 1 125a_ --do-- Jack Croft 2 32 107 —_--do-- Great Close 4 2 20 142 = --do-- Ready Carr 3 2 #9 125 --do-- Rough Close 1 1 10 --do-- Allotment 2 2 £35 130 = --do-- Allotment 1 3 13 109 --do-- Allotment 3 24

32 1 24 26 Total area acres 347 2 4 £604 11 0O

My Valuation of the hereinbefore described Land and Buildings producing a present Rental as above of £604.11.0, but, which might be increased, amounts to the sum of Thirteen thousand two hundred and Eighty Eight pounds (13,288) and Minerals £5000.

In addition to the above Rent there is an income of a minimum Rent of £200 received from Messrs Hirst and Lockwood for coal, which, is leased to them for 21 years from 1874.

There is also a Rent of £120 a year, received from Mr Craven the owner of the Hepworth Iron Works, for a minimum coal Rent and “Wayleave’, but, as the Works are now standing, he has applied for a reduction, which it is proposed to accede to.

‘There is supposed to be about 140 acres of “Hard Bed Coal” to get, worth from £80 to £90 per acre, and 20 to 30 acres of “Soft Bed’, worth about £35 per acre.

Abstract of Valuations

Land 13, 288 Minerals 5000 Total Valuation £18,288

Jno. Brook & Nephew Huddersfield 16 Nov 1874


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