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Factories - by Streets
In preparing the map of shoe factories we studied the Trade Directories. Before 1895 no streets were
numbered so it is from later directories or from Biographical Directories that we were able to confirm
which manufacturer was in which property.


Street
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Alfred Street                            
          Wearproof Leather Co Wearproof Leather Co Wearproof Leather Co Wearproof Leather Co            
Allen Road                            
          Allen Boot Co Allen Boot Co Allen Boot Co              
            P Collins & Co P Collins & Co P Collins & Co P Collins & Co P Collins & Co P Collins & Co      
                      Putnam Ltd      
Bedford Road                            
                Tecnic Boot Co Tecnic Boot Co Tecnic Boot Co Tecnic Boot Co Tecnic Boot Co Tecnic Boot Co  
                             
Beech Road                            
          Alfred Lilley Alfred Lilley Alfred Lilley H T Mackness Ltd H T Mackness Ltd H T Mackness Ltd H T Mackness Ltd H T Mackness Ltd    
Blinco Road                            
            Robinson & Hale [See Lawton Road - 1920]            
Crabb Street                            
7 Crabb Street   Walter Sargent Walter Sargent Walter Sargent Walter Sargent Walter Sargent Walter Sargent       Britannic Slippers Britannic Slippers    
23 Crabb Street     Hartwell & Co Ebenezer Wrighton Ebenezer Wrighton Ebenezer Wrighton Ebenezer Wrighton              
42 Crabb Street     Albert Chettle Albert Chettle Albert Edward Chettle                  
47 Crabb Street Cunnington Bros Cunnington Bros Cunnington Bros Cunnington
Bros
Cunnington Bros Cunnington Bros Cunnington Bros Bignells Ltd Bignells Ltd Bignells Ltd        
              Sydney Brightwell              
80a Crabb Street     Charles Allen Charles Allen                    
Church Street                            
8 Church Street William Corbett                          
16 Church Street   William Darnell William Darnell William Darnell William Darnell                  
30 Church Street             Francis Cooper/ John White Rowland Brown            
37 Church Street     Clarke & Co                      
39 Church Street                            
College Street                            
        John Cave & Sons John Cave & Sons John Cave & Sons John Cave & Sons John Cave & Sons John Cave & Sons John Cave & Sons John Cave & Sons Eaton & Co Eaton & Co  
      Standard Rotary Machine Co Ltd Standard Rotary Machine Co Ltd Standard Rotary Machine Co Ltd   Ginson Shoe Machinery Co R Tarry & Co R Tarry & Co R Tarry & Co R Tarry & Co R Tarry & Co R Tarry & Co  
Corner - Duck Street Walter Sargent   George Warner George Warner/
Thomas Robinson
Catling & Durham Catling & Durham Catling & Durham Reliable Tap Washer Manuf.            
Cromwell Road                            
23 Cromwell Road       H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman    
118 Cromwell Road     Albert Chettle Albert Chettle Albert Chettle                  
Denmark Road                            
31a Denmark Road     P Collins & Co P Collins & Co P Collins & Co Horace Wright Horace Wright              
Duck Street                            
1 Duck Street               F Ward            
29 Duck Street   Frederick Corby William Bird William Bird William Bird William Bird                
50 Duck Street William Claridge Sargent Knight Sargent Knight                      
Corner - Carnegie Street [Totector House]           Bignells Ltd Bignells Ltd Bignells Ltd Wilkins & Denton Wilkins & Denton Wilkins & Denton  
93 Duck Street Charles Sanders Charles Sanders Charles Sanders Charles Sanders Charles Sanders Charles Sanders Charles Sanders Charles Sanders            
Corner - College St see Duck Street                        
East Grove                            
5 - 8 East Grove       Phipps & Co Walter Phipps & Son Walter Phipps & Son Walter Phipps & Son Walter Phipps & Son Cox & Wright   Altona Leathers Altona Leathers    
              Lovell Bros              
Fitzwilliam Street                            
Corner - Moor Road     C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell    
      Harry A Hobbs                      
            Premier Boot Co Premier Boot Co              
      Skeeles & Co Skeeles & Co                    
George Street                            
    C G Cunnington C G Cunnington C G Cunnington                    
          Harris Bros Harris Bros Harris Bros              
Glassbrook Road                            
5 Glassbrook Road         Thomas Minney Thomas Minney                
      James Hyde Ltd James Hyde Ltd James Hyde Ltd James Hyde Ltd James Hyde Ltd Walter Sargent Walter Sargent Walter Sargent Walter Sargent      
      Hewitt & Co                      
      Spencer & Twelftree                      
Gordon Street                            
              Gordon Boot Co              
          Thomas Robinson Thomas Robinson Thomas Robinson              
Graveley Street                            
                  Beesley & Son     Putnam Ltd    
                  Radburne & Bennett Radburne & Bennett Radburne & Bennett Radburne & Bennett    
Greens Yard                            
[High Street South] William Green & Sons William Green & Sons                        
Griffith Street                            
4 Griffith Street     A E & G Barwick                      
              Dilks & Martin Dilks & Martin Dilks & Martin Dilks & Martin Dilks & Martin      
                GH Frecknall & Co            
                New Brunswick Blacking            
11 Griffith Street     William Pennis                      
            Rushden Engineering                
Grove Road                            
11 Grove Road     Thomas Chapman                      
Corner - Roberts Street                 International Safety Products          
Harborough Road                            
7 Harborough Road           Charles Hodson Charles Hodson              
20 Harborough Road             Harry Jaques              
21 Harborough Road     George Selwood & Co George Selwood & Co   Tecnic Boot Co Tecnic Boot Co              
[next to Cemetery]         George Selwood & Co George Selwood & Co George Selwood & Co George Selwood & Co George Selwood & Co George Selwood & Co George Selwood & Co George Selwood & Co George Selwood & Co  
22 Harborough Road           Harry Jaques                
52 Harborough Road             Robinson & Corby              
70 Harborough Road     Henry Bull Henry Bull George Warner George Warner George Warner C Collins C Collins C Collins C Collins C Collins    
                  Harborough Leather Works          
High Street                            
5 High Street         George Denton Jr George Denton Jr                
12 High Street             George Cartwright              
35 High Street           Frank Clayson Frank Clayson              
36 High Street   B Denton & Sons B Denton & Sons B Denton & Sons B Denton & Sons B Denton & Sons B Denton & Sons              
            Wilkins & Denton Wilkins & Denton              
45 High Street         Charles Barker Charles Barker Charles Barker              
78 High Street   Singer Sewing Machines     Singer Sewing Machines Singer Sewing Machines Singer Sewing Machines Singer Sewing Machines            
              Allebone & Sons              
155 High Street Sanders & Sanders Sanders & Sanders Sanders & Sanders Sanders & Sanders Allebone & Sons Henry Ingle & Sons Henry Ingle & Sons Henry Ingle & Sons            
Stonehurst           Ernest Catling Ernest Catling George H Bull George H Bull          
141 High Street           W H Davison & Co W H Davison & Co Norton's            
Yard - Next to Wesleyan Chapel     William Allen & Co Seddons & Arlidge Seddons & Arlidge Seddons & Arlidge Seddons & Arlidge Seddons & Arlidge            
Yard - Next to Nat West           Advance Boot Co Advance Boot Co John White Ltd            
59 High Street   John Cave John Cave                      
      George Garley                      
                R & A Kohnstamm Ltd            
High Street South                            
73 High Street South Allen & Chettle     Tuffreys     Robinson & Marshall              
83 High Street South William Green         Hugh Nicholson Tyzown Eden & Co Eden & Co Eden & Co Eden & Co      
93 High Street South           Joseph Eagle Joseph Eagle Joseph Eagle            
98 High Street South       Edward Gilbert Edward Gilbert   Thomas Allen              
              FineArt Shoe Co              
              Rushden Eng Co Rushden Eng Co            
Higham Road                            
107 Higham Road     Joseph Harris       Highfield Leather Co              
70 Higham Road     Charles Denton Charles Denton                    
(Lime Street)     Cox & Co. Cox & Co. Cox & Co.                  
(Oak Street)   A Groome & Sons A Groome & Sons A Groome & Sons A Groome & Sons                  
Irchester Road                            
          Eaton & Co Eaton & Co Eaton & Co Eaton & Co Eaton & Co Eaton & Co Eaton & Co   .  
3 Irchester Road               Arthur G Gell            
            Radburne & Bennett Radburne & Bennett Radburne & Bennett Radburne & Bennett Radburne & Bennett .      
100 Irchester Road               Strong & Fisher Strong & Fisher Strong & Fisher Strong & Fisher Strong & Fisher    
              West Bros              
John Street                            
5 John Street         Lawrence Bros Lawrence Bros Lawrence Bros              
12/13 John Street   Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons                    
      Ellard & Howes                      
3 John Street     Frederick Corby Frederick Corby Frederick Corby Frederick Corby Frederick Corby Frederick Corby Frederick Corby          
Kimbolton Road                            
                  Altona Leathers Altona Leathers        
            Rushden Chrome Tanning Rushden Chrome Tanning              
                Harris Bros Harris Bros Harris Bros Harris Bros Harris Bros    
Lawton Road                            
              Saxby & Bates              
Little Street                            
  James Bull                          
Lime Street                            
            Cox & Son Cox & Son              
                John White John White John White John White John White John White  
Manton Road                            
6 Manton Road   Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence Knight & Lawrence  
4/5 Manton Road     V M Burrows V M Burrows Charles Bull Charles Bull Charles Bull John White Ltd            
                Bignells Ltd            
Midland Road                            
14 Midland Road     Willam Chattell                      
71 Midland Road     George Fensome                      
                Joseph Grohman            
              British United British United British United          
    Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark Jaques & Clark  
Moor Road                            
19 Moor Road   Austin & Bond A Austin A Austin                    
59 Moor Road                     George Bull      
61 Moor Road         Skeeles & Co Skeeles & Co Skeeles & Co       George Bull George Bull    
63 Moor Road     F Noble F Noble             George Bull      
65 Moor Road       J W Moir & Co   Eden & Co Eden & Co Eden & Co   Eden & Co        
94 Moor Road           Gilbert & Grohman Steadfast Boot Co              
Corner - Fitzwilliam Street         C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell   C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell C W Horrell  
    Kilsby & Ladds B Ladds B Ladds B Ladds B Ladds B Ladds B Ladds B Ladds B Ladds B Ladds B Ladds    
Newton Road                            
Next to Vestry Hall       Ashford & Campion Ashford & Campion Ashford & Campion Ashford & Campion John White Ltd John White Ltd John White Ltd John White Ltd John White Ltd    
2 Newton Road         Fred Claridge Fred Claridge Fred Claridge              
4 Newton Road         Walter Badham & Co Walter Badham & Co Walter Badham & Co Walter Badham & Co            
10 Newton Road               Welch & Hooton            
19 Newton Road     Benjamin Vorley Benjamin Vorley Benjamin Vorley Benjamin Vorley Benjamin Vorley              
43 Newton Road     Harry Auger                      
63 Newton Road           Wadsworth Bros Wadsworth Bros              
66 Newton Road   Knight Bros Knight Bros Darlow & West Green & Coe Green & Coe Green & Coe Green & Coe Lawrence Shoes          
North Street                            
9 North Street   Crick & Patenall Crick & Patenall Crick & Patenall Crick & Patenall W A Patenall & Sons W A Patenall & Sons C K Woods C K Woods C K Woods C K Woods C K Woods C K Woods  
Oak Street                            
              H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman H W Chapman    
            A Groome & Sons A Groome & Sons              
Oakley Road                            
            Allebone & Sons   Allebone & Sons Allebone & Sons Allebone & Sons Allebone & Sons Allebone & Sons Allebone & Sons  
              Spriggs & Pearson   Oakley Shoes Oakley Shoes Oakley Shoes      
Park Road                            
5 Park Road   Charles Bull Charles Bull Bull & Clayton                    
44 Park Road           Rushden Heel Co Rushden Heel Co W Smart & Son W Smart & Son W Smart & Son W Smart & Son W Smart & Son    
48 Park Road     Thomas Sargent                      
68 Park Road   Fred Knight Fred Knight Fred Knight Fred Knight Fred Knight Fred Knight Tecnic Boot Co     Fox Shoes Fox Shoes    
            Darnell & Curtis                
          Henry Ingle & Sons                  
    George Selwood & Co                        
Portland Road                            
1 Portland Road [Corner-RectoryRd] CWS CWS CWS CWS CWS CWS CWS CWS CWS CWS CWS  
            Fred Hawkes Fred Hawkes Fred Hawkes Fred Hawkes Fred Hawkes Fred Hawkes      
          Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons Alfred Sargent & Sons
          H E Wilmott & Co H E Wilmott & Co H E Wilmott & Co H E Wilmott & Co H E Wilmott & Co          
Queen Street                            
      William Green & Sons William Green & Sons William Green & Sons William Green & Sons William Green & Sons William Green & Sons William Green & Sons William Green & Sons William Green & Sons William Green & Sons William Green & Sons William Green & Sons
      E Hobbs & Co                      
Rectory Road                            
16 Rectory Road   Samuel Skinner Samuel Skinner [Site became CWS - 1 Portland Road]                
          Coxton Shoe Co Coxton Shoe Co Coxton Shoe Co Coxton Shoe Co Coxton Shoe Co Coxton Shoe Co        
    E Claridge & Sons E Claridge & Sons E Claridge & Sons E Claridge & Sons E Claridge & Sons E Claridge & Sons Denbros Ltd Denbros Ltd Denbros Ltd Denbros Ltd Denbros Ltd    
        Central Machinery Co Central Machinery Co Central Machinery Co Central Machinery Co [corner of Rectory Rd & Victoria Rd- adjoining Coxtons]        
Roberts Street                            
67 Roberts Street     Robinson Bros Robinson Bros Robinson Bros Robinson Bros Robinson Bros              
Robinson Road                            
22 Robinson Road             Jones & Munford              
42 Robinson Road               C Espin C Espin C Espin C Espin C Espin    
73 Robinson Road         J Neville & Co J Neville & Co J Neville & Co              
Sartoris Road                            
45 Sartoris Road     Skerritt & Co Ellard & Howes Ellard & Howes Duncan & Davison Duncan & Davison Duncan & Davison            
            W W Chamberlain W W Chamberlain W W Chamberlain            
          Swannell & Turlington                  
Shirley Road                            
      Nurrish & Pallett Nurrish & Pallett Nurrish & Pallett Nurrish & Pallett Nurrish & Pallett              
                John White John White John White John White John White    
Station Road                            
30 Station Road               Joseph Grohman            
34 Station Road         Tuffreys Tuffreys Eden & Co Tuffreys            
40 Station Road         Jaques & Son Jaques & Son Jaques & Son              
44a Station Road   Perkins & Co Perkins & Co Perkins & Co                    
52 Station Road         John Hewitt                  
                      International Safety Products      
                Wilkins & Denton Wilkins & Denton Wilkins & Denton Wilkins & Denton Wilkins & Denton Wilkins & Denton  
Station Yard                            
                             
          Britsh United Britsh United                
                             
Victoria Road                            
18 Victoria Road         William Dickens                  
c.29 Victoria Road   Joseph Knight Joseph Knight Knight & Brightwell     Hugh Nicholson              
            Howes & George Howes & George Bennett & Wright Bennett & Wright Bennett & Wright Bennett & Wright Bennett & Wright Bennett & Wright  
            F England Smith & Co F England Smith & Co A W Head A W Head          
            Miller Stain & Polish Miller Stain & Polish Miller Stain & Polish            
Washbrook Road                            
36 Washbrook Road             Arthur Holmes              
110 Washbrook Road           C A Bailey & Co C A Bailey & Co              
Wellingborough Road                            
The Green William Packwood Lilley & Skinner Lilley & Skinner Lilley & Skinner Lane & Hulett Lane & Hulett Lane & Hulett Clarke & Co Clarke & Co Clarke & Co Clarke & Co Clarke & Co Clarke & Co  
26 Wellingborough Rd     A Allebone A Allebone A Allebone   Spriggs & Pearson              
154 Wellingborough Rd     F Auger                      
206 Wellingborough Rd                 Wildman & Bugby Wildman & Bugby Wildman & Bugby Wildman & Bugby Wildman & Bugby Wildman & Bugby
Skinners Hill   William Claridge William Claridge William Claridge William Claridge William Claridge William Claridge William Claridge William Claridge William Claridge        
Adult School     A Austin & Co A Austin & Co A Austin & Co A Austin & Co A Austin & Co              
Sanders Lodge                     Cyril Norris Cyril Norris    
Sanders Lodge                     Cox & Wright Cox & Wright    
      Charles Barker Charles Barker                    
              British Sole Co Ltd Beesley & Son            
    Harry Cartwright                        
      John Clark                      
                Frederick Reynolds            
    Wood & Compton                        
Wentworth Road                            
2 Wentworth Road
      Clarke's West Bros & Co West Bros & Co Tuffreys Cecil Daniels Cecil Daniels Cecil Daniels Cecil Daniels Cecil Daniels    
        Thomas T Clarke                    
West Street                            
8 West Street       Charles Featherstonaugh     C J Desborough & Co            
        Nurrish                    
      Phipps & Co                      
York Road                            
          Joseph Knight Joseph Knight Joseph Knight Bignells Ltd Bignells Ltd          


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