Hadden Farm, South Crosland

Hadden Farm is situated in South Crosland, off Intake Lane.

History

The farmhouse was likely built in the early 1880s by the Sykes family of the adjacent Walker Syke Farm, with Oswin Sykes[1] being the first known resident.

Oswin Sykes was fined over 12 shillings in May 1890 for "not having his dog properly muzzled." He alleged that Police Constable Burn had thrown stones at the dog to make it come out onto the public highway, but this was seemingly rejected by the magistrates.[2]

Census Returns

1891 farmer Oswin Sykes (35), his wife Sarah Sykes (33), their children William Edwin Sykes (7), James Albert Sykes (5) and Ethel Sykes (1), and farm labourer James Beevers (22)
1901 farmer Oswin Sykes (45), his wife Sarah Sykes (43), their children farmer's son William Edwin Sykes (17), Ethel Sykes (11), Hilda Sykes (8) and Elsie Sykes (4)
1911 farmer Oswin Sykes (55), his wife Sarah Sykes (53), and their daughters Ethel Sykes (21), Hilda Sykes (18) and Elsie Sykes (14)

Location

Notes and References

  1. Oswin died at the farm on 22 November 1917.
  2. "Dog Muzzling Order" in Huddersfield Chronicle (07/May/1890)