BOWDEN'S OLD LACE FACTORY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1197427
Date first listed:
24-Mar-1950
Statutory Address:
BOWDEN'S OLD LACE FACTORY, BODEN STREET
Statutory Address:
BOWDEN'S OLD LACE FACTORY, MILL STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
BOWDEN'S OLD LACE FACTORY, BODEN STREET
Statutory Address:
BOWDEN'S OLD LACE FACTORY, MILL STREET

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Chard Town
National Grid Reference:
ST3239008451

Details

CHARD

ST3308 BODEN STREET 756-1/4/6 (East side) 24/03/50 Bowden's Old Lace Factory

GV II

Lace factory, now works. c1825. Flemish bond brick on limestone rubble plinth. 3 storeys, 14-window range to front, 3-window range to left return and 4 windows to right return; circular tie-plates between each window on each floor to front and back. Projecting loading bay to right in style of archway (qv) of 1901; stone coping to front gable end over canted bay with hipped stone roof. High door above plinth and entrance to right return, all with heavily rusticated quoins and dressings. INTERIOR: divided into small commercial lots, but mostly cast-iron piers to vaulted brick ceilings. The lace or plain net trade became established after 1820 by manufacturers who fled from the Luddite resistance they had faced in the Midlands. (Aston: Historic Towns in Somerset: 1977-; Buchanan CA: Industrial Archaeology of Central Southern England: 1980-: P.123).

Listing NGR: ST3239008451

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
374033
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Aston, M, Leech, R, Historic Towns in Somerset, (1977)
Buchanan, , Buchanan, , Batsford Guide to Industrial Archaeology Central Southern England, (1980), 123

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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