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Author:  andywilks [ Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:25 pm ]
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I have just recently acquired Catlow Bottoms (now called Stepping stone cottage) and want to set about finding more of its history.
I have some info re dates/ owners etc from the 1950s from the deeds etc and an original deed of 1903. However the 2 buildings there obviously pre date that time- perhaps to the 17th Century, so wondered what /where I may find further info?.
Incidentally one of the buildings (now a garage and at one time the home of Pendelfin) is shown in the photo on your site under 'men at catlow bottoms'
Would it be possible to get a higher res version of this photo please?

Thanks for any help

Andrew Wilkinson

Author:  Mel [ Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:59 pm ]
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Hi Andrew
Welcome to the site.
I'll have a look in my copy of Roger Frosts book to see what, if anything, he says about your property.
As for the photo, I'll email you a copy tomorrow.

Author:  Gloria [ Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:06 pm ]
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Hi Andrew, your best bet is Roger Frost, if he cannot answer your questions he will know where to find it out.

Author:  andywilks [ Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:28 am ]
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Thanks for the replies.
I'll await any details you have from Roger Frost's book, which is I presume - 'A Lancashire Township' his history of Briercliffe and Extwistle. I will perhaps try to see if the library has a copy available.

As for Roger Frost, is he still actively researching this area/looking for more info? Is he contactable?

I also know that they used to sell drinks etc from Catlow Bottoms perhaps ~40ys ago

Author:  Mel [ Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:15 am ]
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Roger is still researching and is contactable. He'll be in the phone book I think.

You are correct about the book, the library will have a copy. Catlow is mentioned on a few pages but in reference to other topics...like mining. There isn't anything really descriptive. Underneath a picture of Catlow Bottoms it says "There ysed to be at least 5 cottages here but only 'Stepping Stones' now remains.

Author:  Mel [ Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:25 am ]
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I've just had another look and there is nothing that I can see that refers to the actual properties...just the area 'Catlow Bottoms'.

Author:  Gloria [ Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:33 am ]
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When you go to the library try to get hold of The History of Marsden and Nelson by W. Bennett, it has many references to Catlow.

Author:  andywilks [ Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:50 pm ]
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I had a look through that book and several others by W Bennett, inc the Burnley editions and although there were references to the Sagar family at Catlow farm(s), I couldn't find reference to the cottages etc.

From the deeds the earliest ref we have is the transfer of the farm estate (Foulds house fm I think) inc the land/buildings in a will ~1908 to his dependants & their subsequent disposal etc and the subsequent sales, planning permission/ alterations etc to end up with what is there now. I would assume therefore that the cottages were built on the estate/fm for workers and as such paperwork re their erection may well not exist? Is that a likely scenario?
Where would one look for records say to Foulds house farm?

Author:  Mel [ Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:11 pm ]
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I'm not sure Andy. I'd advise a call to Roger. I'm sure he'd be interested.

Author:  Gloria [ Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:17 pm ]
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I agree Mel, if Roger doesn't know no one will.

Author:  andywilks [ Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:19 pm ]
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Is that Roger Frost the Councillor for Briercliffe?

Author:  Mel [ Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:22 pm ]
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It certainly is. He has a vast knowledge of Briercliffe.

Author:  andywilks [ Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:35 pm ]
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Have fired off an email..... will await the response :D

Author:  Gloria [ Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:38 pm ]
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You'd probably be better getting on the phone, Roger does not do computers. You could wait ages for a reply.

Author:  andywilks [ Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:53 pm ]
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I'll bear that in mind.

I found his number.

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