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

Bell foundry, 1859, with later C19 and early C20 additions and alterations. The only historic purpose-built bell foundry in England still in use for bell making. By 2011 roof coverings and roof drainage were in poor condition and some roof timbers had suffered significant deterioration as a result of water ingress. Urgent, priority repair works have been undertaken 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 project team has been appointed and preliminary work is underway.

Taylor's Bell Foundry (on west side of Cobden Street), Freehold Street, Loughborough - Charnwood
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    TAYLOR's BELL FOUNDRY (THAT PART ON WEST SIDE OF COBDEN STREET)
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1264685
    Local Planning Authority:
    Charnwood
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Craft industry site

Location

    Building Name:
    Taylor's Bell Foundry (on west 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:
    F
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)