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Sir Clement Royds (1842–1916)
Sir Clement Royds (1842–1916)
Sir Clement Royds (1842–1916)
Sir Clement Royds (1842–1916)
Sir Clement Royds (1842–1916)
Sir Clement Royds (1842–1916)
Sir Clement Royds (1842–1916)
Sir Clement Royds (1842–1916)
Sir Clement Royds (1842–1916)

Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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The Royds were a very wealthy family who had long connections with Rochdale and its industries. Settling here from Halifax around 1706, they initially made their fortune in the wool trade. Many in the family were wool clothiers while others were merchants but as demand grew they eventually expanded their business to include cotton goods. In 1819, Clement Royds Senior (Clement Molyneux's grandfather), used the wealth the family had made in the textile industry to found a successful banking business, Clement Royds & Co.

Touchstones Rochdale







H 52 x W 54 x D 29 cm;
Plinth: H 25 x W 25 x D (?) cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Lady Royds, 1923

Work type


Inscription description

below right shoulder just above base: E. Onslow Ford 1901


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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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