Ditherington Flax Mill: Cross Building, Shrewsbury - Shropshire (UA)

Originally built in c1799, the cross building was rebuilt in c1812 after a fire. The cast iron frame represents the rapid development of the use of this material for fire-proofing in the first decade of the C19. Outline planning approval was secured for the whole site in 2010. Funding has been secured for the repair of the spinning mill. This building will be repaired in a later phase of the works,

Ditherington Flax Mill: Cross Building, Shrewsbury - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Ditherington Flax Mill: Cross Building
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1428700
  • Local Planning Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Industrial > Textile industry site

Location

  • Building Name: Ditherington Flax Mill: Cross Building
  • Unitary Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Parish: Shrewsbury
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Shrewsbury and Atcham
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Government or agency
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, CA

Contact Details

Nick Molyneux 0121 625 6857

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England