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Cloth Finishing Works at Tone Mills South Range

A Grade II Listed Building in Wellington, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9888 / 50°59'19"N

Longitude: -3.246 / 3°14'45"W

OS Eastings: 312639

OS Northings: 121786

OS Grid: ST126217

Mapcode National: GBR LV.KTR6

Mapcode Global: FRA 462H.R5H

Entry Name: Cloth Finishing Works at Tone Mills South Range

Listing Date: 1 July 1976

Last Amended: 21 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270038

Location: Wellington, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA21

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Wellington

Built-Up Area: Wellington

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Wellington St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text

759/3/113 TONEDALE
01-JUL-76 (West side)
Cloth Finishing Works at Tone Mills, S
outh range

(Formerly listed as:
Mill Building on Street at Tone Works)


Dryhouse complex, forming part of cloth finishing works. C. 1830, with late C19 and early C20 alterations and additions. Uncoursed stone rubble with red brick dressings ,and red brick, with slate and tile roof coverings.
PLAN: Complex formed by 2 parallel ranges, the longer and older range forming the eastern site boundary, the west range a late C19 addition.
EXTERIOR: East range of 29 bays, representing 3 stages of development . Central 13 bays are represented on the Tithe map of 1839. 2 storeys , with 2-light windows beneath segmental arched heads each floor, and alternate openings blocked., a pattern followed on both side walls to give a staggered pattern of openings within, each bay being lit from one side. Mid C-19 6 -bay addition of similar form.to north end, and early C20 addition to south, of pier and panel construction with later horizontal boarding infil.. Single storeyed lean- to extension to west elevation . West range of 9 bays , of 2 storeys, with lean-to additions to both sides., that to the east extending the full length of the building. 9 ground floor windows , 4 to first floor. North gable with wide arched double doorway to ground floor, with large glazing bar window above..
INTERIOR: earliest part of east range with pegged timber roof trusses with angled queen struts . The tie beams retain closely spaced rows of tenterhooks. Mortices in beam soffits suggest the position of racking or framework..
The dryhouse complex is an important component of Tone Works, and includes the sole surviving building from the earliest phase of development of this rare and exceptionally complete example of a late C19 cloth dyeing and finishing works, which developed between c.1830 and c.1920. The site retains all of the component structures associated with the dyeing and finishing of worsted and woollen cloths, together with the machinery and fittings required for those processes.

Listing NGR: ST1263921786

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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