Business records of John Bancroft and Company Limited

Scope and Content

Comprises: Four factory registers with details of holidays and half holidays given in the factory; dates when the factory was limewashed; details of children and young persons employed in the factory; accidents. Register 1, 1879-1885; Register 2, 1885-1901; Register 3, 1902-1915; Register 4, 1914-1938.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Bancroft and Company Limited, of Charles Mill, Oxenhope, Keighley, were worsted spinners, established in 1810. This firm became part of Bancroft & Sunderland Ltd. in 1959. It was based at Eagle Mill, Dalton Lane, Keighley.


The BUS/Bancroft catalogue is based on an historic inventory, created in 1972. The arrangement of material does not necessarily represent the original order of the archive and it is considered partly processed by an archivist. When making requests to consult, please be aware that there may be discrepancies between description and physical arrangement. The retrievable unit for this collection is file level.

Access Information

Access is to this material is unrestricted.

Other Finding Aids

Described in Patricia Hudson, The West Riding wool textile industry: a catalogue of business records from the sixteenth to the twentieth century , 1975

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