Dirker is now a council estate to the north of the railway line, but this has obviously not always been so. The 1904 OS map shows it as a hamlet on Spring Head Lane, and the information below is from 1881. I have included the small terrace of New Ing, and Station House, as they are very close to Dirker.
|Number of households in Dirker - 13||Population of Dirker - 63|
|Ave household size - 4.8||Ave size of nuclear family unit - 4.7|
|Ave age of household heads - 40.2||Number born outside county - 1 (Lancashire)|
|Percent born outside Marsden - 25.4%||Born outside Colne Valley - 6.3%|
|Households with related kin - 1(7.7%)||Wives in paid employment - 1(7.7%)|
|Farmer - 3||Butcher - 3|
|Stone quarryman - 2||Weaver- 4|
|Healder - 1||Engine tenter - 1|
|Piecer - 1||Canal labourer - 1|
|Railway station master - 1||Stone mason - 3|
|Tuner - 1||Housekeeper - 2|
|Stone dealer - 1||Scripture reader (sic) - 1|
|Pupil teacher - 1||Joiner's apprentice - 1|
|Boiler maker - 1||Twister - 2|
|Architect and surveyor - 1||Carpenter - 1|
|Shawl twister - 1|
This report explores the history of No3 Dirker, Marsden, and the associated surrounding buildings. Using architectural evaluation, archive research and oral history a story of the development of the site is produced from 1801 to the present day.
Artist impression of the development of Dirker from 1801-2019.
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