Ashton Trade Directory 1814


Ashton-under-Line is a small, but populous and much improving town; it is pleasantly situated on a gentle eminence, in the south-east corner of the county of Lancaster, on the north side of the river Tame.

There was formerly a market held here every Wednesday. Though the custom has been discontinued for many years. It also appears, by a very ancient record, that Ashton formerly enjoyed the privileges of a borough; how the charter was lost in unknown.

Ashton Church is a large gothic structure; the living, a valuable rectory, is in the gift of the Earl of Stamford.

The trade of Ashton has, at least, kept pace with the other populous places around it; the cotton factories are numerous, the population fast increasing, and the town, at this day, may truly be considered of much commercial consequence in the district. The canal from Manchester to Ashton, Oldham, etc. has added much to the improvement and comfort of the surrounding neighbourhood. Ashton is seven miles from Manchester; in 1811 the number of its inhabitants was upwards of 10,000.

NB. note the spelling of Ashton-under-Lyne

David Tinker, Post Master - The Post leaves Ashton every evening at six o'clock.
AttorneysCutlerLinen & Woollen Drapers
Gibbons John, New StreetCrookes ThomasBuckley John
Higginbotom John, CricketyDruggistsEtchells William
Morrill Joseph, New StreetGartside JosephGibbon William
Boot and Shoe MakersWardle SeptimusHall John
Cock James, Old StreetKershaw Samuel
Cock Charles, New StreetFlour Dealers, Bakers etcLees Henry
Haigh JohnBolland JohnSmith James
Hall JohnHall Ralph, LittlebanksTaylor Samuel
Harding WilliamHarrop JamesTomlinson John
Lees WilliamLangford SamuelWilliamson Joseph
Lord JamesNewton JamesWorthington Samuel
Mercer Edward (Clogger)Reddish James, MottramLiquor Merchants
Wood JohnSecker GeorgeHeap
Bookseller and StationerSlater JonathanWych James
Cunningham ThomasWilliamson CharlesWych John
Calico PrintersWilliamson William
Machine Makers
Hart John, DukinfieldWood SamuelTaylor John
Lowe and Co, Shepley HallLowe William
CarriersFire OfficersMuslin Mfrs
Boardman John to ManchesterAlbion, James HagueChadwick Fanny, Bank top
Lees Jonathan, to ManchesterAtlas, Joshua TaylorHall & Travis, Old Street
Leach John, to ManchesterExchange, David TinkerOrrell John
Thomas William, to ManchesterPhoenix, Jonathan WrigleyReyner Thomas, Bank top
Lees Jonathan, Canal AgentPelican, Jonathan WrigleyWalker & Heap
Clothes DealersUnion, Cornelious WilliamsonWright William & Joseph
Whisker JonathanWright & Armitage, Dukinfield
Wood JohnGlass & Earthenware DealersPainter
ConfectionersLomax JohnByrne John
Judson JohnTaylor MaryPawnbroker
Waterford HannahTaylor Joshua
Copperas WorksGrocersPlumbers & Glaziers
Lees Edward, ParkBooth WilliamBoardman Thomas
Cotton SpinnersGartside JosephLomax John
Ashton Samuel and Brothers, HydeHawkins MatthewSadlers
Barlow Henry Jnr, HydeMayers WilliamFitton John
Bailey Joseph, DukinfieldSykes ThomasWalkden Peter
Buckley and Binns, DukinfieldWilliams RobertFlipper Edward, Mottram
Chapman James, HurstHattersSurgeons
Gee James, Ashton MillOllerenshaw JohnBooth John
Higginbottom JamesOllerenshaw SamuelCock Samuel
Higginbottom JohnWhitehead Brothers and CoOgden James
Higginbottom WilliamWhittaker John and Co, HydeSlater Robert
Horsfield and Baron, Gee CrossWilliamson William
Howard Thomas and Son, HydeInns, PrincipalReed Makers
Lees William, HurstAngel, James HarropBroadbent James
Lees Robert, Currier SlacksCrown, Robert AlgerMarsden and Hallworth
Mellor, Saxon and EarnshawGlobe, Edward LeesTimber Merchants
Turner Thomas and James, GodleyPitt and Nelson, Samuel TaylorJames & John Wych
Whittaker John, HurstMiscellaneous
Wilson James, CockbrookJoiners & CarpentersBuckley John, Watchmaker
Cotton Spinners and MfrsIngham JohnBuchanan John, Watchmaker
Chadwick John & Edward, Park HallMoss SamuelHemingway Joseph, Wheelwright
Davies Robert, DukinfieldSmith JamesHigginbottom, James, Ropemaker
Gartside John & Brothers, DukinfieldHolt Peter, Veterinary Surgeon
Kenworthy, Swires & StansfieldIron Founders & MongersLees Samuel, Hardwareman
Lewis John & Edward, RycroftHague JamesNewton James, Porter Dealer
Smith JohnMcDonald JohnPorter James, Tin Plate Worker
Wood and HarropTaylor JohnTravis John, Silk Hat Cover Mfr

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