Coate's Brush Factory

2 Oct 1999
Coate's Brush Factory, Combe St Nicholas, South Somerset, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


6/58 Coate's Brush Factory


- II

Flour Mill, now factory. Probably C17, enlarged C19, Roughcast right and pebbledash left over rubble; slate roof with coped verges right gable end, brick stack centre at butt joint with later addition, pair of overlapping brick stacks centre right in addition. Plan: original block left (north) with waterwheel masked by later additions or gable end, mill leat above, addition to south. Three storeys, irregular fenestration to earlier block partially obscured by sheds, the main feature of interest being blocked 3-light hollow chamfer stone mullioned window with hoodmould to left of entrance in shed, 4-light to right of wide plank door, addition lit 2 bays right, some leaded iron casements, entrance centre of whole range with plank door and remains of trelliswork: wooden porch. Interior: overshot wheel with cast iron paddle and shaft drive remains in use and in fine condition, internal match-boarded partitions and features remaining from C19. The factory makes wooden hair brushes and appears to have altered little since the last century. A very interesting historical survival.

Listing NGR: ST3221410853


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0196 IOE Records taken by Richard Bland; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard Bland. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bland, Richard

Rights Holder: Bland, Richard


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