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Westernmost Warehouse at Wool Grading Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in North Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7985 / 50°47'54"N

Longitude: -3.9068 / 3°54'24"W

OS Eastings: 265718

OS Northings: 101611

OS Grid: SS657016

Mapcode National: GBR KY.Z229

Mapcode Global: FRA 26PZ.KSW

Plus Code: 9C2RQ3XV+97

Entry Name: Westernmost Warehouse at Wool Grading Centre

Listing Date: 8 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146911

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92988

Location: North Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: North Tawton

Built-Up Area: North Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: North Tawton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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FORE STREET, North Tawton
SS 60 SE
6/105 Westernmost warehouse at
Wool Grading Centre
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
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.


SS 60 SE
6/105 Westernmost warehouse at
Wool Grading Centre
Warehouse. 1845 with later C19 extensions. Stone rubble walls. Gable ended slate
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

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