Rope Walk at Job Gould's West of England twine works, West Coker, Somerset

Rope Walk at Job Gould's West of England twine works, West Coker, Somerset
Photograph taken 18 February 2003 © Miss Mary Warner. Source Historic England Archive ref: 263826

A twine works was founded here by Israel Rendell after he bought the land in 1828. It was then bought by Job Gould in 1898. It is an extremely long (40 metres) building. It is partly open at ground floor level. It was built to make rope and twine. West Coker had at least 2 other rope/twine works at this time. This building is of historic interest as a rare survival of this type of building.

Location

Somerset West Coker

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

rope industry Georgian (1714 - 1836)