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Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York

Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York

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Industrial Development and Employment in Clementhorpe

One of our members, John Stevens, is researching an aspect of our area:

Terry Av Coop Stables 2Between around 1850 and the end of the twentieth century, Clementhorpe was the location of choice for a wide range of trades and industries. This research describes the growth and later decline of these industries, which included shipbuilding, fertiliser manufacture, confectionery, brewing, glass making, dyeing and thread making.

Alongside large manufacturers such as Terry’s Confectionery Works and Richardson’s Chemical Manure Works, there was the Yorkshire Equitable Industrial Society (later the Co-op) and numerous small workshops and businesses. The pattern of industrial growth and decline in Clementhorpe mirrored the changes in the economy of York as a whole.

Clementhorpe is now almost entirely a residential area. The research shows how this came about, and identifies traces of the old industries in the modern street scene.

If you have any information about this topic please contact John Stevens