Peter Whitehead (businessman)

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Peter Whitehead (1793-1866) was a prominent business man in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. With his brothers Thomas and David he established Thomas Whitehead and Brothers in 1815.[1]

Following the dissolution of Thomas Whitehead and Brothers in 1855, Peter built the Ilex Mill, Rawtenstall in 1856.[2]

He is buried in the same grave as his two brothers in the churchyard of Longholme Methodist Church.[3]


  1. ^ Ives, Marie. "David Whitehead An influential Man of Rawtenstall Marie Ives - Peter Fisher". Rawtentsall Civic Society. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  2. ^ Ashton, Laura (2003). "Inside Ilex". Rossendale Free Press (15 October 2003). Rossendale Free Press. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  3. ^ Fisher, peter. "Rawtenstall - Peter Fisher". Retrieved 1 March 2019.