'Badger' was a pedlar, licensed to buy and sell corn, and Badger Gate is on the road to Meltham, at the edge of the parish, so presumably this was a road used in the distant past by pedlars.
It is a small settlement, hardly more than a farmstead.
For research findings by Hazel Topham, see Badger Gate records
and Manorial Records and Deeds for Badgergate
|Number of households in Badger Gate - 5 + 1 uninhabited||Population of Badger Gate - 20|
|Ave household size - 4||Ave size of nuclear family unit - 3.8|
|Ave age of household heads - 43.6.7||Number born outside county - 8 (Cheshire, Nottinghamshire)|
|Percent born outside Marsden - 40%||Born outside Colne Valley - 40%|
|Households with related kin - 1(5%)||Wives in paid employment - 0|
|Quarryman - 1||General labourer - 1|
|Burler - 1||Mender - 1|
|Doffer in cotton factory - 1||Feeder - 1|
|Farmer (7 acres) - 1||Blacksmith - 1|
The quarryman could have been working in the local quarries across the road - Chain Quarries or Lingards Wood Quarry. A doffer is a worker in a cotton mill who takes full bobbins off the mule or spinning frame.
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