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HER Number:MDV79810
Name:Westernmost Warehouse at Wool Grading Centre

Summary

Late 19th century wool warehouse with 20th century alterations. A good example of a mid 19th century warehouse, forming a rare and substantially intact reminder of the former importance of the woollen industry in Devon.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 657 016
Map Sheet:SS60SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 92988

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAREHOUSE (XIX - 1850 AD to 1888 AD (Between))

Full description

McCallum, D., 1993, Application for the Removal of a Building from the Statutory Historic Buildings List - Woollen Mill, Fore Street, North Tawton (Correspondence). SDV347077.

Strongly oppposed to application for de-Listing.


Posford Duvivier Environment, 2001, North Tawton Flood Defence Scheme. Environmental Appraisal, 20 (Report - Assessment). SDV356540.


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Westernmost warehouse at Wool Grading Centre II The description shall be amended to read:- Warehouse to former woollen mill. 1845; later 19th century extension (pre-1888). Stone rubble walls with brick dressings and hipped corrugated asbestos roof. Long rectangular plan, originally with symmetrical front and with later 19th century extension to left. 4 storeys. Originally symmetrical 10-window front with central double doors on each floor and sack hoist at top under gabled canopy. 6-window extension has first-floor loading door to left. Segmental brick arches over later 19th century and early 20th century fenestration, including small-paned 2-light casements and 2-light casements with lapped glazing; the casements to the top floor windows were originally (later 19th century) louvred and occupy openings which have been reduced in height. Similar top-floor windows and openings to rear.
Interior: re-floored in early 20th century, but retains 19th century softwood quenn-post roof. The North Tawton woollen mill was established in about 1750 by John Fulford of Crediton, the Fulford family remaining in possession untilits Purchase by Gilbert Vicary in 1842. The site was sold to Messrs Shore of Halifax who closed it in 1930. The mill was built for Vicary in 1845, and is shown in its present position on the 1846 tithe map.
A good example of a mid 19th century warehouse, forming a rare and substantially intact reminder of the former importance of the woollen industry in Devon.
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Westernmost warehouse at Wool Grading Centre II Warehouse. 1845 with later 19th century extensions. Stone rubble walls. Gable ended slate roof. Plan: very long rectangular plan originally probably 1 large room on each floor. Later 19th century extension added at left end. Exterior: 4 storeys. Original part to right with symmetrical 10-window front which has central double doors on each floor and sack hoist at top under gabled canopy. Mainly original 2-light casements, some have overlapping panes instead of glazing bars. 6-window extension at left end of similar form with first floor loading door towards left-hand end. Rear elevation is similar. Interior not inspected. This is a remarkably unaltered warehouse of its period which still fulfils its original function.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV347077Correspondence: McCallum, D.. 1993. Application for the Removal of a Building from the Statutory Historic Buildings List - Woollen Mill, Fore Street, North Tawton. Letter to English Heritage. A4 Stapled.
SDV356540Report - Assessment: Posford Duvivier Environment. 2001. North Tawton Flood Defence Scheme. Environmental Appraisal. Posford Duvivier Environment Report. H6086/01/EE1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 20.

Associated Monuments

MDV17541Part of: North Tawton Woollen Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2014 11:21AM