Taylor's Bell Foundry (on east side of Cobden Street), Freehold Street, Loughborough - Charnwood

Bell foundry c1859 with late C19 and early C20 additions and alterations. The only historic purpose-built bell foundry in England in use. By 2011 buildings were in poor condition. Much urgent repair work followed with grants from Historic England. The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded a grant to develop a major repair and public access project in 2018. A grant of c 3.5M has subsequently been awarded and work is due to start in March 2022.Though generous, it is insufficient to tackle all repair needs. Further urgent work took place in 2020 with Historic England Heritage Stimulus Funds.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    TAYLOR's BELL FOUNDRY (THAT PART ON EAST SIDE OF COBDEN STREET)
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1236293
    Local Planning Authority:
    Charnwood
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Craft industry site

Location

    Building Name:
    Taylor's Bell Foundry (on east side of Cobden Street)
    Street Name:
    Freehold Street
    Locality:
    Loughborough
    County:
    Leicestershire
    District / Borough:
    Charnwood
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Loughborough
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Occupied/in use
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Commercial company

Contact Details

Amanda White 0121 625 6890