Holt Farm, Rishton

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Street: Tottleworth Road
Town: Rishton
Post Code: BB1 4AN
Aerial photo of the area of Holt Farm. (Picture from Google Earth).
Holt Farm
Image 1 - Holt Farm
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Hidden Image 2 - Holt Farm in February 2002.
Holt Farm
Visible Image - Holt Farm in March 2002.
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Holt Farm in 1912. Holt Farm as seen in 1912.

By the turn of the 18th Century this was a farmhouse. The court was to meet here twice a year to decide who was to be elected constable, moorlooker and the pinder who was the person who caught the stray animals. The court also heard any complaints which local people had about their neighbours, fences, ditches, who owedmoney, or people who had borrowed implements without returning them.

Holt Farm
Visible Image 1 - Holt Farm in the S
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The current Farmhouse pictured above was built in 1848 upon the site of a second building that was built in the settlement area.

The application of John Smalley, of Holt Farm, to register under the Milk and Dairies Order, 1936, as a cow keeper and Retail Purveyor of Milk, was granted on the 8th October 1942.

From Talbot StreetOn the 14th August 1952, Dunkenhalgh Estates applied to the Council for planning permission to build a Diary at the farm.

Mr. Heap applied for planning permission at the farm on the 12th December 1952, for a piggery to be built, which was duly allowed.143+135

Lightning Kills Sheltering Cows.128+191

An East Lancashire farmer warned of the dangers of sheltering under trees during thunderstorms after three of his cows were killed by lightning on the 7th July 2006.

Eddie Threlfall, of Holt Farm, Rishton, said he felt compelled to speak out after the pedigree heiffers were struck by lightning during a summer storm.

Mr Threlfall discovered the dead Friesians still lying under the tree, which was badly burnt from the strike.


Mr. Trellfall examines the lightning scar down the tree.

He said people must remember that it is dangerous to shelter under trees or in woodland during a storm as he didn't want anybody to suffer the same fate as his cows.

He said: "They were there still under the tree and had literally fallen where they had stood. What worries me is the tree is right next to a footpath and I know that the first place people shelter from the rain, like the cows did, is under a tree. That strike could easily have claimed a person's life. A tall tree in a thunderstorm is bad news."

The tree was in a field close to the Dunkenhalgh Hotel and was surrounded by hedgerows. As it was the tallest thing around Mr. Threlfall thinks the cows sought out shelter there and that it was also the tree's height which caused the lightning to hit that point.He said that there were 40 young stock in that same field and he was just thankful, with the cows costing between £900 and £1,500 each, that no more were killed.

He said: "The cows have been taken away and now I will have to make a claim on my insurance to get them replaced. They were only between 12 and 18 months-old. I have been down to the field today and there were loads of them sheltering from the heat under the same tree, which was a bit worrying. The tree has a strike mark down it which is over a metre long where the trunk has been burned I just hope we don't have any more storms and we don't lose anymore cattle. They say lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice and I just hope they are right."Is this a Tithe barn?

Cloud-to-ground lightning can kill or injure people by direct or indirect means. The lightning current can branch off to a person from a tree, fence, pole, or other tall object.

In addition, flashes may conduct their current through the ground to a person after the flash strikes a nearby tree, antenna, or other tall object. The current also may travel through power or telephone lines, or plumbing pipes to a person who is in contact with an electric appliance, telephone, or plumbing fixture.

Holt Barn 2002.

Previous Tenants

1878

Christened: Name: John Heap Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1881

Christened: Name: John Heap Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1884

Christened: Name: Lilian Heap Age: 2 Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Daughter of John Occupation: Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Friday, October 31, 1884 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: 08a 078 Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1885

Christened: Name: John Heap Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1888

Christened: Name: John Heap Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1888

Christened: Name: Stephen Heap Age: 1 Month Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Son of John Occupation: Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Monday, March 26, 1888 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: 08a 078 Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1888

Christened: Tuesday, March 20, 1888 Name: Stephen Heap Age: Date of Birth: -4367 Birth Place: Relationship: John & Elizabeth Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Private [in margin] No Image on file. Reference: Baptisms 1874 - 1896, Page 99, Entry 792

1891

Christened: Name: John Heap John Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1894

Christened: Name: John Heap Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1894

Christened: Wednesday, January 31, 1894 Name: John Roland Heap Age: Date of Birth: -2211 Birth Place: Relationship: William & Matilda Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference: Baptisms 1874 - 1896, Page 166, Entry 1324

1897

Christened: Name: Susannah Carter Age: 87 Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Thursday, August 5, 1897 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: 08b 028 Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1897

Christened: Name: Adam Olive Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: firebrick tile chimney top and sanitary pipe manufacturer Married on: Address: Holt Fire Clay works, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1897

Christened: Name: John Heap Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1903

Christened: Name: John Heaps Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1906

Christened: Name: John Heaps Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1909

Christened: Name: John Heaps Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1912

Christened: Name: John Heaps Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Holt farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1915

Christened: Name: John Heap Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1915

Christened: Name: John Heaps Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1925

Christened: Name: John Heap Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1925

Christened: Name: William Heap Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1935

Christened: Name: Anthony Coolican Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Holt farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

1952

Christened: Name: (no name) SMALLEY Age: stillborn Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Child Daughter of Robert & Mary Occupation: Married on: Address: Holt Farm, Tottleworth Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Monday, January 7, 1952 Cremated? Burial No: 11564 Grave Ref: OX 3902 Notes: No Image on file. Reference:

References

132 A Chronology of Accrington and Men of Mark R. S. Crossley
  • Tuesday, January 1, 1924 0

135 A History of the Parish of Saint James, Church Kirk Reverend R. J. W. Bevan and Victor G. Palmer
  • Sunday, January 1, 1989 0

143 Rishton UDC Council Minutes Rishton Urban District Council
  • Tuesday, April 1, 1952 0 Minutes

179 Rishton Parish Church Jubilee Carlton Noble
  • Saturday, January 1, 1927 0

180 Rishtons Festival of Britain
  • Monday, January 1, 1951 0