The Parksider wrote:
liits wrote:The Low Moor Coal & Iron Co. were the freeholders of the White Horse Inn, now the White Horse, on York Road.
Could they therefore have been behind the York Road venture? This possibly being a subsidiary company?
No I think is the simple answer.
I suspect that the Low Moor Coal & Iron Co tenure of the White Horse Inn has more to do with the fact that in the late nineteenth century they owned the land to the south of York Road and west of Osmondthorpe Lane.
How this came to pass I am not certain? I am not sure when the Low Moor Coal & Iron Co interests began at Osmondthorpe Colliery but suspect it would be quite late in the nineteenth century as the owners noted in returns to government were:
1869 Osmondthorpe - The Farnely Iron Co.
1880 Osmondthorpe No.1 - Hird, Dawson and Hardy.
Osmondthorpe No.2 - Hird, Dawson and Hardy.
1908 Osmondthorpe - Low Moor Co. Ltd
The York Road Iron Co furnaces came into being in 1868 were initialled operated by W & R Garside who operated the Iron Works plus both the White Horse and Killingbeck Colleries. At some point shortly after (? 1870) the trading company became the York Road Iron & Coal Co. (which I think the trustees of W & R Garside still retained control)