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Evan Jones

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of Ancoats, Manchester

Machine maker

1840 Advertisement: 'TO~MACHINE MAKERS, WHARFINGERS, and OTHERS.-Valuable FREEHOLD LAND, with MACHINE SHOP thereon, situate in Ancoats, within Manchester, and adjoining to a branch of the Rochdale Canal.-To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, all that Plot or Parcel of LAND, situate on the south westerly side of Poland-street, in Ancoats, within Manchester, having an entrance from Jersey-street, and an extensive frontage to a branch of the Rochdale Canal; and also the MACHINE SHOP, erected on part of the said land, and recently occupied by Messrs. Evan Jones and Son, machine makers; together with the steam engine of eight horse power, boiler, mill geering, and steam and gas pipes set up and being in the said machine shop, the whole in excellent order and condition.
The land is freehold of inheritance, and contains two thousand eight hundred and ten superficial square yards, or thereabouts, the greater part of which still unbuilt on.
The machine shop is nearly new, and excellently finished, and arranged; it is eighty-three feet long by thirty-eight feet six inches wide, and three stories high. The floors are of three-inch plank, and the walls have been purposely made sufficiently strong to admit of the building being raised three or more additional stories. It is fitted up with gas piping, and possesses every requisite for the immediate commencement of business.
The land is subject to a ground rent of one hundred and forty pounds ten shillings per annum, but as part of a room, in the machine shop, with a small supply of steam power is let off at a rent of fifty pounds per annum, and a portion of the land is occupied as a coal wharf, at rent of twenty pounds per annum, the amount of actual outgoing on account of the ground rent is thereby reduced to seventy pounds ten shillings per annum. For further particulars apply to Mr. Gore, machine maker, Little Lever-street; to Mr. G. E. MARSDEN, Solicitor' Princess-street; or to Messrs. WORTHINGTON and HAMILION, Solicitors, Princess-street, all in Manchester.'[1] Location

Probably at the junction of Jersey Street and Poland Street (east side of Poland Street), directly across Jersey Street from Jersey Street Mills.

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 7 March 1840