Catalogue description Documents relating to the Woodfold Estate, Pleasington, Blackburn

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Details of DDX 1936
Reference: DDX 1936
Title: Documents relating to the Woodfold Estate, Pleasington, Blackburn

DDX 1936/1. Family papers


DDX 1936/1/1. Hindle family


DDX 1936/1/2. Thwaites/Yerburgh family


DDX 1936/2. Lancashire: Woodfold estate, Pleasington


DDX 1936/3. Leicestershire; Freeby estate


DDX 1936/4. Lincolnshire: Caythorpe Court


DDX 1936/5. London: 25 Kensington Gore


DDX 1936/6. North Wales: Cae Eithin


DDX 1936/7. Miscellaneous


Maps and Plans


Lancashire :


DDX 1936/8. Accrington


DDX 1936/9. Altham


DDX 1936/10. Billinge


DDX 1936/11. Blackburn


DDX 1936/12. Burnley


DDX 1936/13. Chipping


DDX 1936/14. Clitheroe


DDX 1936/15. Cuerden


DDX 1936/16. Darwen


DDX 1936/17. Hoghton


DDX 1936/18. Lancaster


DDX 1936/19. Livesey


DDX 1936/20. Mellor


DDX 1936/21. Newchurch in Rossendale


DDX 1936/22. Oswaldtwistle


DDX 1936/23. Padiham


DDX 1936/24. Pleasington (including Woodfold)


DDX 1936/25. Samlesbury


DDX 1936/26. Urswick


DDX 1936/27. Wilpshire


DDX 1936/28. Withnell


DDX 1936/29. Witton


DDX 1936/30. Relating to more than one township in Lancashire


DDX 1936/31. Leicestershire : Waltham and Thorpe Arnold


DDX 1936/32. Lincolnshire : Caythorpe Court


DDX 1936/33. London : Addison Road


DDX 1936/34. London : Kensington Gore


DDX 1936/35. [London : Princess Gate]


DDX 1936/36. North Wales : Cae Eithin


DDX 1936/37. [Scotland, Kircudbrightshire : Barwhillanty]


DDX 1936/38. Unidentified


DDX 1936/39. Miscellaneous

Date: 1723-1956
Held by: Lancashire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Woodfold Estate, Pleasington, Blackburn

Physical description: 7 Series
Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Daniel Thwaites plc, Eanam, Blackburn




But held at Blackburn Library

Custodial history:

Acc 7200

  • Hindle family
  • Thwaites family of Woodfold Park, Lancashire
  • Yerburgh family
  • Pleasington, Blackburn, Lancashire
Administrative / biographical background:



John Fowden Hindle purchased the Woodfold Estate from the Suddell family in the 1820s. He died in 1831 and his will was proved the same year. However, the settling of his estate, by trustees, continued for decades. His son John Fowden Hindle (junior) died in 1849 and gradually property was let or sold.


Daniel Thwaites rented Woodfold in the late 1850s for 10 years and it was probably his son, Daniel Thwaites (junior), who bought it in 1865. When he died in 1888 the estate passed to trustees and to his daughter Elma Amy, who married Robert Armstrong Yerburgh. In 1897, the trustees set up a limited liability company known as Woodfold Estates. In 1926, Amy Yerburgh set up the Woodfold Estates Company Limited. During her lifetime she held property in London on Addison Road, at Princess Gate and at 25 Kensington Gore; at Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire; at Freeby in Leicestershire; at Colwyn Bay in North Wales: Bryn Eithin and Cae Eithin (the latter was sold for building plots); and at Barwhillanty in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.


Mrs. Yerburgh died in 1949 and from 1955 the estates and brewery were managed separately from adjacent offices at Eanam, Blackburn

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