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 some 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 temporary works to support the structure in 2016-17 whilst options for repair and re-use are considered.

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

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 1308

Next steps

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