The east Rope Walk, at Job Gould's West of England Twine Works, East Street, West Coker - South Somerset

Early C19 Rope walk. Extremely long (97 metres) building of three-storeys, partly open at ground floor level, oak trusses with weatherboarding and windows along the east and west; later brick southern end; undulating double roman clay tile roof, five ropewalks on two levels, some original machinery. The building is fragile, roof has been patched but battens have slipped in numerous places allowing in water; trusses fractured and structure under stress. Historic England grant-aided works to support the structure in 2016 and as of 2019 the building is being gradually repaired by a new owner.

The east Rope Walk, at Job Gould's West of England Twine Works, East Street, West Coker - South Somerset
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    East Walk, West Range, Chimney And Weighbridge
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1057116
    Local Planning Authority:
    South Somerset
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Industrial building

Location

    Building Name:
    The east Rope Walk
    County:
    Somerset
    District / Borough:
    South Somerset
    Parish:
    West Coker
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Yeovil
    Region:
    South West

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:
    Private
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA