Hard End

Hard End is on Mount Road, overlooking Butterley Reservoir on the south-eastern lower slopes of Pule Hill. The settlement is near to Bank Bottom Mills, which is where many of the inhabitants must have worked.

1881 Census
 

Number of households in Hard End - 19 + 3 uninhabited Population of Hard End - 106
Ave household size - 5.6 Ave size of nuclear family unit - 5.1
Ave age of household heads - 35.2 Number born outside county - 2 (Scotland)
Percent born outside Marsden - 83.8% Born outside Colne Valley - 52.8%
Households with related kin - 4(21.9%) Wives in paid employment - 2(10.6%)

There was a high number of incomers living in Hard End in 1881. Many of these families seemed to have moved several times within Yorkshire (West Riding), and their relatively young average age would suggest that these were families following work, of which there was plenty in Marsden.

Weaver - 23 Stone dresser - 1
Cloth Miller - 1 Finisher - 4
Wool dyer - 1 Stoker - 1
Woollen spinner - 2 Feeder - 1
Mender - 4 Housekeeper - 2
Twister - 3 Cotton minder - 1
Power loom tuner - 1 Piecer - 2
Winder - 1 Scourer - 1
Cart driver - 1 Clogger - 1
Dressmaker - 1 Wool comber - 1
Worsted spinner overlocker - 1



Resident families
 

Clegg
Broadbent
Moorhouse
Walker
Sykes
Dearnley
Herbert
Horsfall
Green
Armitage
Beaumont
Hirst
Barracloughb
Campinot
Gill
Carter
Parkin
Kershaw