WESTERNMOST WAREHOUSE AT WOOL GRADING CENTRE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1146911

Date first listed: 08-Oct-1987

Statutory Address: WESTERNMOST WAREHOUSE AT WOOL GRADING CENTRE, FORE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: WESTERNMOST WAREHOUSE AT WOOL GRADING CENTRE, FORE STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: West Devon (District Authority)

Parish: North Tawton

National Grid Reference: SS6571801611

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History

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Details

FORE STREET, North Tawton SS 60 SE 6/105 Westernmost warehouse at Wool Grading Centre II The description shall be amended to read:- Warehouse to former woollen mill. 1845; later C19 extension (pre-1888). Stone rubble walls with brick dressings and hipped corrugated asbestos roof. Long rectangular plan, originally with symmetrical front and with later C19 extension to left. 4 storeys. Originally symmetrical 10-window front with central double doors on each floor and sack hoist at top under gabled canopy. 6-window extension has first-floor loading door to left. Segmental brick arches over later C19 and early C20 fenestration, including small-paned 2-light casements and 2-light casements with lapped glazing; the casements to the top floor windows were originally (later C19) louvred and occupy openings which have been reduced in height. Similar top-floor windows and openings to rear. Interior: re-floored in early C20, but retains C19 softwood quenn-post roof. The North Tawton woollen mill was established in about 1750 by John Fulford of Crediton, the Fulford family remaining in possession untilits Purchase by Gilbert Vicary in 1842. The site was sold to Messrs Shore of Halifax who closed it in 1930. The mill was built for Vicary in 1845, and is shown in its present position on the 1846 tithe map. A good example of a mid C19 warehouse, forming a rare and substantially intact reminder of the former importance of the woollen industry in Devon.

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NORTH TAWTON FORE STREET, North Tawton SS 60 SE 6/105 Westernmost warehouse at Wool Grading Centre II Warehouse. 1845 with later C19 extensions. Stone rubble walls. Gable ended slate roof. Plan: very long rectangular plan originally probably 1 large room on each floor. Later C19 extension added at left end. Exterior: 4 storeys. Original part to right with symmetrical 10-window front which has central double doors on each floor and sack hoist at top under gabled canopy. Mainly original 2-light casements, some have overlapping panes instead of glazing bars. 6-window extension at left end of similar form with first floor loading door towards left-hand end. Rear elevation is similar. Interior not inspected. This is a remarkably unaltered warehouse of its period which still fulfils its original function. Source: Walter Mortimer.

Listing NGR: SS6571801611

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 92988

Legacy System: LBS

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