The Flood Came and Took Them All Away (1852) - Appendix: Loss of Property
The Flood Came and Took Them All Away: A Sermon on the Holmfirth Flood (1852) by Rev. Joshua Fawcett
- A Sermon (page 5)
- Awful Catastrophe at Holmfirth (page 31)
- List of the Bodies Found (page 80)
- Loss of Property (page 86)
- Additional Particulars (page 87)
- The Course of the Flood (page 88)
- Opening of the Inquest (page 117)
- Official Statement Made by Captain Moody (page 192)
- Sympathy and Support (page 220)
- List of More Bodies Found (page 226)
- A Poem (page 227)
Loss of Property.
Some idea may be formed of the loss of property when it is stated that there hare been wholly destroyed, 4 mills; 10 dye-houses; 9 stores; 27 cottages; 7 tradesmen’s houses; 7 shops; 6 bridges; 1 county bridge; 10 warehouses; 8 barns and stables; total, 89.
Buildings Seriously Injured.
There have been 5 dye-houses; 17 mills; 3 stores; 129 cottages; 7 tradesmen’s houses; 44 large shops; 11 public houses; 5 bridges; 1 county bridge; 4 warehouses; 18 barns; 3 places of worship; 2 iron foundries; total, 244.
Also 200 acres of land. 4,896 adults and 2,142 children have been thrown out of employ, making a total of 7,088. The average weekly earnings of these were £8,748. The total number of persons dependent on the property destroyed is 10,000. The damage is estimated at from £200,000 to £250,000.