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. Discussions are on-going with the Heritage Lottery Fund regarding a future access and repair project.

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

Contact Details

Amanda White 01572 737021

Next steps

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