Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1206048

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1989

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Apr-1994

Statutory Address: NORTH EAST TERRACE, 1-16, EAST STREET



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Statutory Address: NORTH EAST TERRACE, 1-16, EAST STREET


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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury (District Authority)

Parish: Tewkesbury

National Grid Reference: SO 89552 32822


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SO8932 EAST STREET 859-1/6/158 (North side) 31/10/89 (Consecutive) Nos.1-16 North East Terrace and Oldbury Cottage (Formerly Listed as: EAST STREET (North side) Nos.14, 16, 17 AND 18 1-16 (Cons) NE Terrace inc Oldbury Cottage and dwelling adj to E)


Terrace of 16 houses, formerly lace and stocking-knitting factory. Originally built 1825 for George Freeman, lace manufacturer, enlarged c1860 for Samuel Massey Crosse, converted to houses c1900. Modified English garden wall bond brickwork, slate roof, brick stacks. PLAN: a long building with repetitive detail set at right angles to East Street, and approached through a wide carriage arch between Nos 16 & 17, East Street (qv). A short wing returns across the far end, including Oldbury Cottage, backing on to Trinity School Walk. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic, 15-windowed to west and 16 to east. Varied casements, mainly 3-light, all to wide segmental-headed openings at both levels, with narrow brick piers between bays. Doors form part of fill to ground floor archway, with filled tympana. At the back (E) a similar series of arched openings at 2 levels, with small sky-lights to roof, and small 1-storey extensions. 16 square brick ridge stacks each with 4 square cream terracotta pots. Factory extended across N end and returned to S in 1860. The N gable retains, at first floor, 2 of the wide windows with original small-pane glazing. INTERIOR formerly very austere with no internal columns (see VCH), since c1900 completely divided into separate dwellings. HISTORICAL NOTE: this was the first and largest textile factory in Tewkesbury, built to accommodate 37 transverse warp bobbin net machines. Freeman came to Tewkesbury from Nottingham to take advantage of the skills in the local stocking industry. Steam had been introduced by the mid 1830s but in 1853 Freeman retired, and the factory remained empty until 1860 when Samuel Massey Crosse from London enlarged the buildings and installed power looms driven by a 12hp Edwards Beam Engine which also provided central heating. Crosse's company was called 'The Patent Renewable Hosiery Company', but he died in 1860 and the factory closed; re-opened in 1862, by about c1900 it was finally closed, and converted to houses. The stocking knitting industry, which had increasingly taken the place in the C17 and C18 of the declining wollen cloth industry, had become the chief industry of Tewkesbury by the early C19: in 1830 700 frames employed 1/4 of the population. With the various terraces of workers' cottages in East Street and Chance Street the whole area stands as an important reminder of Tewkesbury's recent industrial past. (Adcock J A: The Tewkesbury Stocking Industry: 1760-1900: 1973-; Victoria County History: Gloucestershire: London: 1968-: 145).

Listing NGR: SO8955232822


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Legacy System number: 376739

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Adcock, J A , The Tewkesbury Stocking Industry 1760-1900, (1973)
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1968), 145

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