Friday 29 September 2006

28 - Birches


A history of Birches Farms in Bradshaw including the textile manufacturing and coal mining that occurred there.


Publication Number28
AuthorJim Francis & Peter Harris
Year Published2006
Number of Pages44
ISBN Number9781904974284
Amazon ASIN1904974287 (view on Amazon)
Price & AvailabilitySee publications list

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Turton Local History Society #28 - Birches


1. The Farms
2. Coal Mining
3. Stone/Vale Mill

Birches road sign (front cover)
Birches Farm (i)
Birches area 6 inch OS map 1850 (iv)
Old Birches Barn (p2)
Barn datestone 1671 (p2)
Birches plans, 1620,1727 and 1850 (p4)
William Yates’  Map 1786 (p7)
Birches Farm 1844 (p8)
Birches Farm 25 inch OS map 1893 (p8)
Aerial view of Birches (p10)
Birches farmhouse c1930 (p10)
Old Birches Farm 1983 (p11)
Cruck frame 1974 (p11)
Heck and Bressumer (p11)
Joseph and Anne Fairclough 1910 (p12)
Fairclough children in cart 1915 (p12)
John Isherwood 1919 (p13)
Isherwood’s milk float 1935 (p13)
Auction sale plan 1919 (p14)
Birches Farm barn (p14)
Joseph Fairclough and sheep (p16)
David Paton on horse rake (p16)
Eller Grove (p18)
Printers’ Row (p18)
Mining plan and sections, Birches (p20)
Mining plan, Turton Bottoms (p21)
Plan of Turton Bottoms Colliery 1837 (p25)
Shallow workings 1842 (p25)
Engine Shaft site (p26)
Balance Shaft site (p26)
Old shaft site (p28)
Sough exit, Jumbles (p28)
Stone Mill plan 1788 (p30)
Printing tables (p30)
Stone Mill Cottages (p31)
John Horrocks portrait 1803 (p33)
Samuel Horrocks portrait (p33)
Land lease, Vale House (p34)
Vale House (p34)
Wright’s Plan 1844 (p36)
Factory Act report 1836/7 (p37)
Vale Mill (p40)
Vale Mill plan 1914 (p41)
Demolished site (p41)
Bradshaw Brook weir (p42)
Bradshaw Brook bridge (p42)
Vale House rear (p43)
Modern developments (p43)
Farming scenes at Birches (p44)
Birches Farm sign (inner back cover)
Vale Mill 1950 (outer back cover)

Surnames Included

Barlow, Barton, Belasyse, Birches, Booth, Bowlby, Bradshaw, Carter, Charter, Davies, Dearden, Duckworth, Duxbury, Fairclough, Greenhalgh, Haworth, Horrocks, Isherwood, Jones, Knowles , Lomax, Makinson, Millington, Morris, Paten, Paton, Radcliffe, Ramwell, Scowcroft, Sharples, Street, Thomasson, Walker, Wallis-Wright, Watson, Williams, Wisden, Wright

Word Cloud: Surname frequency in booklet