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  1. Accrington (Manor of) SURRENDER of a messuage, barn and other buildings, and various named closes of land in Oakenheadwood within the Forest of Rossendale to Mary Brandwood of Haslingden, Widow. At the Halmot Court of Henry Duke of Buccleuch. Vellum, size 20" x 24", signed by Steward, two blue paper tax stamps. 1806. £16.00
    Mentions Robert Kay, late of Bury, Shuttlemaker, and Richard Ramsbottom late of Quarlton, yeoman, both deceased.


  2. Bacon's MAP OF MANCHESTER Corrected to the Present Time. Divided into Half mile Squares and Circles. Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 3 colours. Scale 5" to 1 mile. Small tear at centre, repaired on verso. c1885. £20.00
    With street index printed down sides.


  3. Bacup RE-UNION Bacup Mount Pleasant Boys' School. Re-Union of Old Boys and Teachers March 27th 1897. Commemoration of Mr Mottram's 25 Year Services as Head Master. Small folded card with printing as above, plus verse from 'Old Lang's Syne', opening to show a portrait of Mottram. 1897. £4.00

  4. Bickford, Smith & Co., LETTER on headed paper of company to F. Beddoes at Ironbrige, re. order of tape fuse. Attached is a letter from the Highley Colliery, Bridgnorth, saying they have returned some fuse to Bickford Smith. Folds, stab hole. 1909. £5.00

  5. Blackburn CANTERBURY ARCHBISHOPRICK ESTATES Ten leases, The Ecclesiastical Commissioners to various tenants. 8 documents in manuscript on vellum, size 17" x 11", sewn at edge, approx. 5p. in each, folded, and 2 printed on vellum, smaller format. All having plans in ink with some colour in the text, scale 41.66 ft to an inch, size of plans approx. 8" x 8", some larger. On the verso of each lease is a record of assignments from the 1880's up until the 1950's. 10 items. 1883-1911. £45.00
    Refers to property in Cherry St., Temple St., Clive St., Queen's Road, Lambeth St., etc.


  6. Blackburn THE ELECTRIC LIGHTING ACT, 1882. Whereas the Town Council of the Borough... have applied to the Local Government Board for sanction to borrow money for purposes of Electrical Lighting... Notice is given that Arnold Taylor, Inspector appointed to hold the said Inquiry, will attend... at the Town Hall... Poster, the word 'Blackburn' in large heavy type-face, size 18" x 11". A few repaired edge tears. 1894. £12.00

  7. Blackburn THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1875. Whereas the Town Council of the Borough... have applied to the Local Government Board for sanction to borrow money for purposes of Street Improvement... Notice is given that Col. C.H. Luard, Inspector appointed to hold the said Inquiry, will attend... at the Town Hall... Poster, the word 'Blackburn' in large heavy type-face, size 18" x 11". 1899. £10.00

  8. Blackburn, Borough of BURNING OF BRICKS of Coke. Bye-Laws for the Prevention & Suppression of Nuisances arising from the Burning of Bricks... Within the Borough of Blackburn... Poster setting out the restrictions on burning any 'clay, marl' or other sub-soil for making bricks, tiles, pipes, etc., unless in a closed over with a chimney at least 25 yards high. 18" x 11". February 1885. £15.00

  9. Clayton le Moors CERTIFICATE OF ADMINISTRATION of Henry Leeming late of Enfield in the parish of Clayton le Moors, Farm Servant. Printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, very large papered seal of the Court of Probate Lancaster Registry. Size 11" x 10", folded. 1862. £8.00

  10. Clitheroe REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY AND DIVISION INTO WARDS OF THE BOROUGH. 2pp. with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, some off-setting on plan. 1837. £22.00

  11. Clitheroe REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF CLITHEROE: with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp. with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £24.00

  12. Colne W.B. WHITE & SONS LTD. Red Scar Works, Colne, Lancashire. Makers of All Kinds of Power Looms, Dobbies, Textile Machinery and Accessories. Established 1849. Catalogue on 51pp., 4to, finely printed on glossy paper, printed wraps. 41 full-page illustrations, plus colour frontis., illustrating looms, winding machines, etc, and 5 pages illustrating small parts. Staples rusty hence two leaves loose at centre. n.d. c1910. £45.00

  13. Didsbury NOTICE. THE MANOR HOUSE DIDSBURY The Recreation Rooms have, owing to the necessity for accommodating more men, been removed to this house. All Wounded Men are most cordially invited to make free use of them... Instruction given in Rug Making, Basket Making... Poster, size 20" x 15", printed in red in very large letters... together with a small poster, size 6" x 15", 'Now Open... A Warm Welcome for all the 'Boys in Blue'... A. Henshall, Printer, Didsbury. c1917. £25.00

    TWO CHAIN SURVEY GARSTON DOCKS

  14. Garston GARSTON DOCKS Lithographed plan. Size 29" x 44", mounted on linen, folding to small folio. Scale 2 Chains to an inch. Compass rose, scale of chains and feet, notes down right hand edge listing owners, corresponding to numbers on plan, with information on mineral rights etc., there is a Reference to Colours on the left, but the plan has not been coloured, and a reference to Parliamentary Nos. for four Sessions 1846-78. The North, Old, and Stalbridge Docks and some of the surrounding buildings have been coloured blue, and 'Blue Indicates Land and Premises Valued as Dock' written above the scale bar. Numerous red figures written around this area, but there is no key to their significance. Note at right edge 'Garston, Warrington and Altrincham Rwy., Sheet No. 1'. c1909. £70.00
    Covers area from St. Mary's Road at the top of the plan to the jetty at Old Dock at the bottom. Shows named streets, with each house plot indicated, railway with signal boxes, waggon repair shed, travelling crane, foundry. Shows the many industrial buildings around the docks such as Bibby's Copper Works, United Alkali Storage Shed, Banana Store, etc.


  15. General Strike LIVERPOOL EXPRESS BULLETIN May 8th, 1926. Single sheet, broadsheet size, printed on one side only. Folded, hole 1" diameter where folds meet at centre, with loss of some text. 1926. £10.00
    'More Specials Wanted', 'Union Leaders Suspended'.


  16. Goosnargh TRANSFER OF A MORTGAGE IN FEE of an estate at Goosnargh for £1500 interest, John LLoyd and William Turner of Warrington to James Worthington of Wigan. Vellum, size 27" x 37", 4 wax seals. 1768. £24.00
    Concerns a house and lands at Goosnargh of 70 acres, and land of 20 acres where a house called Cottam formerly stood.


  17. Grange, Hawes, Gargrave ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 50 and adjoining sheets. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 30" x 37". Made up of smaller sheets, pasted together with border all round edge. With hachures. Mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Inserted in green cloth slipcase with Philip's label. 1852. £50.00
    Shows Settle and Carlisle Railway.


  18. Hennett (G) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER, Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Accurate Survey Made in the Years 1828 and 1829 by G. Hennet. Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, scale three-quarters of an inch to one mile, fully hand-coloured in hundreds, with deeper shading at boundaries, park-land, railway lines hand-coloured. Large calligraphic title, fine engraved inset view of the New Custom House, Liverpool. Numbers under towns show distance from London, those along the roads the distances from town to town. Overall engraved surface approx. 63" x 43", plus margins, on single sheet, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to roy 8vo, folding into marbled endpapers, silk edging. Inserted in calf slipcase in the form of a book, blindstamped border on sides, label with gilt title on spine, label slightly chipped. Calf rubbed at edges. London: Published by Henry Teesdale and Co., 302 Holborn, May 1, 1830. £400.00

  19. Ince Hall Moss Colliery WIGAN NINE FEET MINE. MANUSCRIPT PLAN Plan in ink and nine colours on stiff paper backed with linen Size 38" x 72", shows workings coloured according to date of working, buildings. Each part of the working dated with month and year in small neat ink lettering. The plan covers almost the whole of the paper. Note on lease bottom left. Some small horizontal creases in paper throughout, plan dusty, paper ragged along top and bottom edges, without affecting drawing. Plan titled on verso. Dates on workings 1871-1917. £85.00

  20. Ince in Makerfield PLAN OF BUILDING LAND in the Township of Ince in Makerfield belonging to Thomas Gidlow Esq. 1869. Shows Occupation Road, railway, New Hall, a square-shaped moat, 7 building plots with names of owners along Turnpike Road, with areas. In colour on paper backed with linen, size 37" x 32". Scale 30ft. to an inch. Title in different colours. Many small vertical creases in paper, with some tears in the paper (but not linen) along the creases in the bottom 12". Surface of paper very dusty. 1869. £34.00
    Thomas Gidlow is listed in the 1871 census as a land and colliery owner employing 600 people.


  21. Lancashire TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet 67 (Garstang, Ribchester), Sheet 59 (Lancaster, High Bentham). Each size 13" x 18", plus margins. 'Outline Series' stamp in right margin. 2 items. 1913. £25.00

  22. Liverpool BOUGHT OF WILLIAM BREWER Canal Coal Dealer, 14 Richmond Row. Small printed bill for coal, size 4" x 4", manuscript inserts. Receipted as paid. Stab hole in blank area, traces of fold. 1849. £5.00

  23. Liverpool DEMISE of Frances Denison's fourth share of houses in Liverpool under the will of Mary Worsley, and assignment of her share to Joseph Denison. 3p., sm. folio. Signed with small red paper seals. 1824. £16.00
    Does not indicate where the houses are.


  24. Liverpool OBLIGATION BOND of John Worsley, of Liverpool, Gardener, to William Setton of Liverpool, Merchant, for £400. 1p., sm. folio. Worsley's signature from the bottom of the page has been clipped out. 1774. £8.00

  25. Manchester and Salford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 104. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 27", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps with printed label. Water features, parks, main roads, railways and stations hand coloured. A railway has been added in red coming from the bottom left following the Bridgwater Canal, to Great Bridge Street, where a block of houses north to Windmill Street has been shaded in red, presumably a proposed railway and station. Published 1848. £120.00
    Extends from Rusholme to Harpurhey.


  26. Manchester EVERITT AND LATIMER'S REDUCED PRICE LIST of their Superior Mould and Dip Cotton Wick. Single sheet, 4to, printed on one side only, setting out prices of different types of wick, with price added in ink. Stab hole. 1848. £8.00
    Date printed/written in Quaker style.


  27. Manchester LETTER from the Town Clerk. Printed with manuscript inserts, dated Town Hall, Jan. 10th 1848, advising Mrs Richardson that the Old Flagging and Paving Materials opposite her Property in Little Quay Street are worth 12s, and this will be deducted from her account, but if she wants to take them away they must be removed within seven days. 1p., 8vo., blank conjoint leaf. T. Pratt, Printer, King St. 1848 £10.00
    Address on verso to Cupids Alley, Deansgate.


  28. Manchester OBLIGATION BOND binding Richard Thornton of Manchester, Innkeeper, to Joseph Barker, Liquor Merchant, in the sum of £600. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts, papered seal. Blank conjoint leaf, folds. 1793. £26.00

  29. Manchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 5 feet to 1 statute mile. Sheet 29. Size 18" x 36", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Title in ink on front wrap. Surveyed in 1849 by Capt. Tucker, R.E. Published 1851. £110.00
    Covers an area bounded by The Royal Hotel in the west, Warwick Street in the north, Grammar Street in the east, Shepley Street in the south. Includes many mills, foundries, wharfs, manufactories, public houses, chapels, hospitals etc., all individually named.


  30. Manchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP OF MANCHESTER and District. Coloured Edition. Sheet 36. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Red and buff cover with coat of arms, Index map. 1913. £8.00

  31. Manchester PLAN OF PREMISES IN PETER ST. Manchester. Belonging to the Late Richard Green. Basic plan showing the property, in ink on cartridge paper size 17" x 24", title in red. Scale 8ft. per inch. Shows slaughterhouse, yard, house and shop, abutting onto Lad Lane. Verso of paper dusty... together with Representations on Title, Robert Green to The Corporation of Manchester. 3p., folio. With a small bundle of correspondence relating to the transaction. 1880's. £16.00

  32. Manchester PRICE LIST of Wire Nails. Rd. Johnson, Clapham & Morris. Single sheet, blue paper, 4to, printed with price list for different types of nails, with advert. on verso. Stab hole... together with... three typed letters, 1908-9, on the company's headed notepaper, with a fine view of the works, printed in green, at the head of each letter. Sent to a customer in Ironbridge. 1907. £7.00

  33. Mawdesley family, of Ormskirk MAWDSLEY PEDIGREES AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS NOTES Notebook so titled on front board. Size 13" x 8", boards, cloth spine. First page with large painted shield showing three picks, surmounted by an eagle. 79 pages of pedigrees and notes, index to wills, pedigrees in red and blank ink. Includes at the end some pedigrees and notes on Lockton of Ducklington, Oxfordshire, Angove of Redruth and Phillack, Cornwall, Furlong of Ilsington, Devon. Tucked in a home-made pocket inside front board are a list of Mawdesley Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, 18p., foolscap, and a bundle of letters, responses to requests for searches in registers, 1879-1903. Endpapers dusty. c1910. £45.00

  34. Mercer (John), Surveyor PLAN OF THE MOUNTAIN MINE at the Shaley Brow The Property of Sir John Gerard, Bart., and Working By Mr William Stock. John Mercer, Surveyor, St. Helens, 1847. Finely drawn manuscript plan in ink and 2 colours, on cartridge paper backed with linen, size 24" x 36" plus margins, rolled. Very fine large calligraphic title with each line in a different style of lettering, ornate floral compass rose, decorative scale bar (Scale 1" = 20 yds.). Shows workings in six different colours, roads, streams, buildings, shafts, etc. There is no key. Some light dusting overall, and minor short horizontal creases in paper at left edge. 1847. £120.00

  35. Mersey & Irwell Navigation PRINTED NOTICE of consignment of 2 bales of paper To the Proprietors of the Mersey & Irwell Navigation, Duke's Dock... per Flat 'Gregson'. With ms inserts for weight, description. 1853. £8.00

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  36. Parbold PLAN OF PARBOLD QUARRY as Worked by Mr. William Winnard out of Land Belonging the Hon. R.J. Gerard-Dicconson. Manuscript plan in ink and colours on thick paper backed with linen, rolled. Scale bar, decorative title. Reference Table with key showing colours for different dates of workings from 1906 - 1918. Size 21" x 38" plus margins, scale 20 yards to an inch. Some minor creasing, surface slightly dusty. 1906-18. £40.00

  37. Ribbleton, Grimsargh Preston VALUABLE DWELLING-HOUSES AND BUILDING LAND At RIBBLETON AND GRIMSARGH. A Dwelling-House in Maudland Bank and A Dwelling-House and Shop in Lune Street, PRESTON. To be Offered for Sale by Auction by Messrs. Jabez B. Jones & Sons at their Salerooms, 131 Church Street, Preston on Thursday, 17th day of November, 1921. Large coloured folding plan, 4pp, original printed wraps slightly dusty. W. Brown, Printer, Preston: 1921. £18.00

  38. Robinson (T) and Son, Rochdale CATALOGUE ILLUSTRE des Machines - Outils a Travailler Le Bois. 1892. 6ieme Serie. 117 pages, in French, decorative stiff wraps in red, green and gold, showing gold medals gained etc., back wrap with woodcut view of the works. Profusely illustrated, with description and tables of dimensions etc. 1892. £65.00
    Shows machines for planing, sawing, polishing, cutting mouldings etc.


  39. Rochdale DEED OF PURCHASE of dwelling house, stable, garden in Yorkshire Street in Rochdale, in the occupation of John Scholfield and others, and a close of land formerly called Middlemort Roads near the market town of Rochdale, John Leech to Richard Hampson. On paper, size 19" x 22". 1723. Later copy. Paper watermarked 1794. £20.00

  40. Salford ASSIGNMENT by way of Mortgage of a plot of land, bordered on one side by the River Irwell, and a cotton mill with the steam engines, machinery etc., George Ashworth of Ashton under Lyne, Spinner and Manufacturer to Edwin and Thomas Mellor, spinners and manufacturers. 2 vellum sheets, size 23" x 29", wax seal. 1856. £14.00

  41. Seacombe PROSPECTUS for a Smelting and Lead Company, at the Seacombe Works, Liverpool. Capital £20,000 in 200 Shares of £100 each. 2pp., folio, blank conjoint leaf. Top corners worn, a few small edge tears repaired with document tape, traces of folds. c1850. £38.00
    The works contain 'three furnaces saturated with lead, four refineries for separating the silver... the machinery consists of a crushing mill, a complete apparatus for drawing lead pipes... a rolling mill... steam engine of 30 horses power...' Emphasises savings to be made by bringing the ores by sea, mentioning ores from Scotland, Cumberland, South Wales, Cornwall and Devon.


  42. Spotland, Rochdale LEASE OF POSSESSION of Miln House in Spotland with Cottage, Water Corn Mill and one Kiln, a messuage called Horsecroft, another called Holling Hill, and three messuages in Rochdale called the Queen's Head, in Yorkshire Street, James Hey the elder to James Hey the younger. 3p., folio, folded, contemporary copy. 1760. £22.00

  43. St. Helen's TWO LETTERS from Bickford, Smith and Co. Ltd., St. Helen's Junction Manufactory, to a Mr. Beddoes at Ironbridge, Shropshire regarding an order for the Highley Mining Co. for coils of white single tape fuse, and promising him a box of cigars. Together with letter to Beddoes from Pilington Bros., Glass Works, St. Helens. All three typewritten, on headed paper, 4to. Stab holes in margin where once filed. Jan. and March, 1909. £9.00

  44. Strangeways Hall Colliery PEMBERTON TWO FEET MINE Late John Leyland. Manuscript plan on waxed cotton, size 13" x 27", in ink and some colour. Scale 6" = 170 yards. Folds. no date. 1926 or slightly later. £12.00
    Fairly basic plan. Shows workings 1925-6 in different colours.


  45. Tyldesley GAS WORKS Two manuscript plans in ink on waxed cotton. One titled 'Tyldesley U.D.C. Levels of Gas Works & District', size 35" x 23", with plan of gas works showing railway, engine house, retort house, purifying house etc., and table of point nos., the other size 20" x 27" showing 'Mine Workings under Sewers' in sections. n.d. c1950? £14.00

  46. Ulverston, Broughton in Furness ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 48. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Main roads have been shaded in brown. Admiralty stamps in margin. Published 1905. £18.00

  47. Wigan election MINUTES OF THE EVIDENCE Taken before the Select Committee on the Wigan Election Petition; With the Proceedings of the Committee. 70pp., small folio, disbound. Docket title on last leaf. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed 27 April 1846. £25.00
    Verbatim report of the proceedings, with, for example, questioning of landlords who allegedly supplied drink, breakfasts, etc. to potential voters on the morning of the election.


  48. Wigan PEMBERTON FIVE FEET MINE Ince Hall Moss Colliery. John Walmesley, Esq., Lessor. Manuscript plan in ink and wash colour on waxed cotton, size 28" x 38", scale 3 chains to an inch. Together with a basic 1936 plan of workings in Ince 4 Feet Mine, Mains Colliery. 2 items. c1900 and 1934. £30.00
    The earlier plan indicates pillar of coal left ungotten, coal gotten, closed workings, dates coal was worked up to the pillar permanently left marked in red ink (1870-1882.). Shows railways, pits with numbers, inclination, etc.


  49. Wigan RAVINE MINE Three manuscript plans of workings in Ravine Mine, Eckersley Estate, on waxed cotton, average size 15" x 20", scales 30-50 yds. per inch, with correspondence re. lease, 1917, attached, referring to plans. 1917. £20.00

  50. Wigan REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH 5pp. with 2 hand coloured plans, on one sheet by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile and 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00

  51. Worsley POSTCARD Under Ground Canal, Worsley. Coloured card, titled as above in white. Grosvenor Series, Manchester. £4.00

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