Hyde Name Origins.

The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Randal Hibbert Esq


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On the brook side behind the Bankfield Hotel and Bankfield Terrace, there stood, for about a hundred years, a Bone Mill.  This mill was erected about the end of the 18th century, by Mr. Randal Hibbert; it had a picturesque appearance, which was enhanced by the lake-like reservoir behind it; and at one time it was a very busy place. It was demolished circa 1903.  
Randal Hibbert built Boston Mills, and it was at these mills that the Ashton’s first began cotton spinning.

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Modern map showing the location of the Bone Mill.

4 comments:

Colin Delph said...

Is Randel Hibbert related to Barry in Oz? From my research there appears to be some connection.

Tom said...

I've never seen a picture of this before... great post Nancy..

Anonymous said...

superb picture and explanation I never new why it was called Bone mill dam and would never have believed such a building stood in that valley. Do you have a more precise location of the mill ? Just wondering if I could find any evidence of its existence to post on the blog Alan

Clark Kent said...

Randal Hibbert was a member of the Anti Corn Law League, and over the years donated hundreds of pounds to the organization.