Catalogue description Job Beaumont and Son Ltd. of Woodland Mills, Longwood, Records.

This record is held by West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

Details of B/JB
Reference: B/JB
Title: Job Beaumont and Son Ltd. of Woodland Mills, Longwood, Records.

B/JB/1 Deeds


B/JB/2 Articles of Association


B/JB/3 Shares


B/JB/4 Wages


B/JB/5 Financial


Balance shhets




Private ledger


Nominal ledger


Sales ledger


Commission ledger


Purchases day book


Sales day book


Cash book


Bills receivable and payable


Disclosure of fraud


B/JB/6 Production


Order book


Census of production


Raw materials






Warp and weft




Parcels books


B/JB/7 Miscellaneous.

Date: 1857-1974
Held by: West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Job Beaumont and Sons Ltd, Longwood

Physical description: 7 Series
Access conditions:


  • Textile industry
Administrative / biographical background:

According to Colne Valley Folk by Ernest Lockwood, Job Beaumont began weaving on a handloom at his home in Lamb Hall Road, Longwood in 1862. He eventually got together seven looms and two were worked by his sons, John and Enos, he also obtained a ten spindle winding machine. As business improved it was transferred to Parkwood Mills and powerlooms werer used. By 1882 the plant had increased to forty-three looms, ten sets of carding machines and six pairs of spinning mules. The teasing rooms, dye house and finishing plant were in different rooms in the mill.


In 1903 Woodland Mills were taken over and ten additional looms, making sixty in all, were obtained. By the 1930's the firm was employing nearly five hundred people. They manufactured fancy woollens, suitings, overcoatings and cap cloths and specialised in sports cloths ladies' costume cloth, mantle and sports flannels.


Despite healthy order books, eighty percent of which were for export, the firm closed in 1976 due to the recession. There was a workforce of one hundred and fifteen at the time of closure.

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