|Vale Mill, Oakworth|
Joseph died 10/4/1838 at the home of his son Mathew at Harden Heights, which is about 5 miles away from Hole House. His death certificate, denotes the fact that he was a very old man for the times, because it lists him as a weaver of 83 and three quarter years old, and the cause of death is listed as “old age”!!
|Joseph Bancroft death certificate.|
Just why or when 'Hole House' became renamed as ' Hoyle House' is unclear...maybe the map makers were so fed up of everyone calling it 'Hoyle House' they decided to just go with that! The name however had certainly changed by the time the above map was produced around 1900.
|Hoyle House as it is today|