John Cuttell Teale (c.1834-1915)

John Cuttell Teale was an carpenter, architect and innkeeper.


He was born in Holmfirth, the son of George Teale.

By 1851, he was 17-year-old carpenter and joiner, and was living with with grandfather Joseph Cuttle at Birch Hill, Wooldale.

He married Emma Hoyle[1], daughter of manufacturer Eli Hoyle and his wife Hannah, on 27 February 1862 at St. John, Upperthong. The couple lived at Royd Cottage, Cartworth, and their known children are:

  • Sarah Annie Teale (1862-1917)[2]
  • Edith Ellen Teale (1864-1948)[3]
  • Flora Emily Teale (1867-1883)[4]
  • Mary Hannah Teale (1870-?)[5]
  • James William Douglas Teale (1873-1927)[6]

At the time of the 1871 Census, he was an "architect & surveyor".

By 1877, he had taken over the licence of the Swan Inn, Meltham, where his wife Emma died in 1881.

In October 1883, he moved to Denshaw, Saddleworth, and took over the licence of the Junction Inn.

He married Martha Hoyle, daughter of manufacturer Joshua Hoyle, on 26 February 1885 at St. David, Holmbridge. The couple had one known child:

  • Harry Gladstone Teale (c.1886-1898)[7]

By 1891 he was a "retired architect" residing at Eccelsbourn Cottage, Lumber Lane, Belper, Derbyshire. By 1901, he had moved to Windmill House, Belper.

During the early 1890s, he served on the School Board at Belper, before stepping down in 1894. After that, he was elected onto the Belper Urban District Council and continued to serve until at least 1913.

John Cuttell Teale died on 22 April 1915 aged 82.

Local Architectural Works

  • National School, Greenfield Road (opened September 1871)
  • Villas at Fives near Holmfirth (1874)[8]

Notes and References

  1. Born 5 January 1842 and baptised 27 March 1842 at Holy Trinity, Holmfirth.
  2. Born 2 December 1862 and baptised 22 February 1863 at Holy Trinity, Holmfirth. Married Joseph Gibbons in October 1889.
  3. Born 29 July 1864 and baptised 28 August 1864 at Holy Trinity, Holmfirth. Married William H. Butterworth.
  4. Born 20 September 1867 and baptised 30 August 1868 at Holy Trinity, Holmfirth.
  5. Born 4 September 1870 and baptised 30 October 1870 at Holy Trinity, Holmfirth. Married Henry Oldershaw on 8 November 1893 in Derbyshire.
  6. Born 26 October 1873 and baptised 27 October 1873 at Holy Trinity, Holmfirth. Worked as a maltster at a brewery in Aston Manor (1911 Census). Died in Liverpool.
  7. Baptised 15 January 1886 at St. John the Baptist, Penistone. Died aged 12.
  8. Huddersfield Architects - Christopher Marsden.