White Lee and Millstones

White Lee is a small group of dwellings on the Manchester Road, at the foot of Pule Hill and above Hey Green, at approximately 830 feet asl. Millstones is a terrace on the other side of the road.

1891 Census
 

Number of households in White Lee - 9 Population of Binn - 36
Ave household size - 4 Ave size of nuclear family unit - 3.5
Ave age of household heads - 34.4 Number born outside county - 0
Percent born outside Marsden - 30.5% Born outside Colne Valley - 25%
Households with related kin - 2(22%) Wives in paid employment - 0

Note: the average age was much lower in Millstones than White Lee - Millstones was quite a young community in 1881, and all the inhabitants who were born outside Marsden lived there. Similarly, houses with related kin were in White Lee, where the families were old enough to support a more extended family group.

Farmer - 2 Greengrocer - 1
Dressmaker - 1 Railway platelayer - 1
Canal labourer - 2 Farm labourer - 1
Clogger - 1 Railway signalman - 1
Weaver - 1  

 

Resident families

Holroyd
Eastwood
Shaw 
Bottomley
Garside
Schofield