<1680 HODGSON John
<1680> LAWSON John
1746 LAWSON Robert, HARGREAVES Henry, ASTLEY Luke
1760 LAWSON Robert, HARGREAVES Henry, ASTLEY Luke + 3 others
<1766 FOXCROFT Robert
1766-9 LAWSON Robert, RAWLINSON Abraham, HARGREAVES Henry, ASTLEY Luke, BIRKETT Miles, FOXCROFT George
1769-72 LAWSON Robert, RAWLINSON Abraham, HARGREAVES Henry, ASTLEY Luke
1772-3 LAWSON Robert, RAWLINSON Abraham, HARGREAVES Henry
1784 LAWSON, RAWLINSON & Co
1790s HARGREAVES James
1810 CROSFIELD, CARSON & ATHERTON
1828-34 CROSFIELD George & Co
CLICK the for sugar houses in that street.
(For local directory of sugar houses, click here.)
(For national directory of sugar houses, click here.)
The width of this map represents 1ml / 1.6km.
Lancaster - Refineries in St Leonard's Gate.
In February 1766, Robert Foxcroft of Lancaster leased
his sugarhouse further along St Leonard Gate to five Lancaster
gentlemen namely Robert Lawson, Abraham Rawlinson, Henry Hargreaves,
Miles Birkett, and George Foxcroft, and Luke Astley a grocer of
Preston. The whole, possibly known as the Sugarhouse Company, being
divided equally into six shares. In 1769, Lawson, Rawlinson and
Hargreaves bought out Birkett and Foxcroft, and in 1772 Rawlinson and
Hargreaves bought the Astley share. A directory entry of 1793-8 shows
the refinery belonging to James Hargreaves, Henry's son (see will). George
Crosfield & Co are known to have been running the sugarhouse
from 1827-1834. The Lancaster maps of 1778, 1807, & 1824 show
only this one sugarhouse towards the northern end of St Leonard Gate,
and slightly upstream from Lawson's Quay. The sugarhouse complex
appears to have stood midway between the present Phoenix St &
Germany St, and stretched from St Leonard Gate back to Cable St (now
Parliament St). The various deeds (1766-9) give no details of the sugar
house itself, just the "Sugar House Land" from St Leonard Gate back
117ft to the "Green Area", though they do describe the adjacent
dwelling house and brewhouse fronting St Leonard Gate and the land
Manchester Archives & Local Studies - Refs : L245, L246, L247.
'White1' ... "Lancaster - A History" by Andrew White, Phillimore, 2003. ISBN 1-86077-244-7.
'White2' ... "Life in Georgian Lancaster" by Andrew White, Carnegie Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1-85936-102-1.
'White3' ... "Lancaster - A Pictorial History", by Andrew White, Phillimore, 1990. ISBN 0-85037-744-5.
Lancaster Historic Maps