Baines' Directory (1822) - Slaithwaite

The following section is reproduced from Baines' Directory: History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, Volume 1 (1822) compiled by Edward Baines.

For the transcription of professions, entries have been reformatted to: firstname surname, location (extra details)

The following is a transcription of a historic document and may contain occasional errors.


Slaithwaite, in the parish of Huddersfield, nap. of Agbrigg, and honour of Pontefract ; 5 miles SW. of Huddersfield. That important improvement the new road from Huddersfield to Manchester, recently cut, passes through this place, and forms nearly 7 miles of level road, though all the way on the side of lofty hills. Here arc several large cotton mills and woollen factories, in which a great many work people are employed, and the canal from Huddersfield to Manchester, passes through this place, which greatly facilitates its trade.Population 2871. Here is a chapel of ease to the church of Huddersfield, which was rebuilt in 1784, and is a large and commodious edifice, affording comfortable seats for more than 1500 persons. Here is also an endowed free school, for the education of a certain number of poor children, in the branches of plain And useful learning, also a Sunday school kept in the vestry room. A spaw has been discovered here rising in the channel of a river, but which has been separated from thence, the medicinal virtues of this water, are thought, we know not how justly, to he equal to the springs at Harrogate, and there is a prospect of their being much resorted to, and becoming very beneficial. The Earl of Dartmouth, is the sole landed proprietor of this village, as well as of the adjacent township of Lingards. Pop. 2871.

  • Rev. Samuel Walter, M.A . incumbent
  • George Ashton, wheelwright
  • J. Balmforth, victualler, Dartmouth Arms
  • Charles Brooke, blacksmith
  • William Dean, surgeon
  • George Dodgson, victualler, Shoulder of Mutton
  • John Ferrer, gentleman
  • Thomas Hague, cotton spinner
  • James Perry, tin plate worker
  • Scholes, Varley & Co., cotton spinners & manufacturers
  • John Sykes, blacksmith
  • Nathan Varley, carpenter
  • John Whiteley, schoolmaster
  • Humphrey Wood, victualler, Globe


  • John Dodgson
  • George Dodgson
  • Richard Lightowler


  • Eli Armitage
  • J. Varley (& miller)


  • George Dyson
  • Joshua Garside
  • Ogden & Varley
  • Samuel Sykes


  • Eli Armitage
  • James Armitage
  • Joshua Cook
  • George Dyson
  • Joshua Garside
  • Ogden & Varley
  • Samuel Sykes


  • Anthony Aigland
  • James Clay
  • Abraham Hall
  • James Shaw
  • Edmund Wilkinson


  • Thomas Lee
  • John Lee

Woollen Manufacturers.

  • J. & J. Armitage
  • John Balmforth
  • Benjamin Balmforth
  • James Balmforth
  • John Balmforth
  • John Balmforth
  • Joseph Balmforth (senior)
  • Joseph Balmforth (junior)
  • Joseph Balmforth
  • Joshua Balmforth
  • James Balmforth
  • Richard Balmforth
  • James Bottomley
  • John Bottomley
  • Joseph Bottomley
  • Joseph Bottomley
  • Miles Broadbent
  • Richard Clay
  • John Cook (senior)
  • John Cook (junior)
  • James Eastwood
  • James Francis
  • Joseph Francis
  • Robert Francis
  • Thomas Francis
  • John Gledhill
  • Richard & James Horsfall
  • James Mellor
  • John Mellor
  • John Shaw
  • John Shaw
  • Joseph Shaw
  • Henry Sykes
  • James Sykes
  • Joseph Sykes
  • Joseph Sykes
  • Joshua Sykes
  • Thomas Sykes
  • William Sykes
  • William Sykes
  • Benjamin Sykes
  • John Sykes
  • John Walker (senior)
  • John Walker (junior)
  • Thomas Walker

Baines' Directory (1822) - Slaithwaite

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