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Harris Bacon Factory Building at Town Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in Totnes, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4321 / 50°25'55"N

Longitude: -3.6829 / 3°40'58"W

OS Eastings: 280573

OS Northings: 60489

OS Grid: SX805604

Mapcode National: GBR QM.T7JP

Mapcode Global: FRA 375X.91J

Plus Code: 9C2RC8J8+RV

Entry Name: Harris Bacon Factory Building at Town Mills

Listing Date: 8 June 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428285

Location: Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Totnes

Built-Up Area: Totnes

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Totnes St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


2/243 and 4/243 Harris Bacon Factory
building at Town Mills


Probably a canal warehouse. Circa 1850s with early and later C20 extensions.
Limestone rubble with red brickwindow dressings,slate roof with gabled end.

Plan: Long rectangular range with putative engine house at north end and circa
early C20 smoking kilns at south end.

Exterior 3 storeys. Almost symmetrical 7-bay west front facing leat, plus lower
2 storey 1 - bay former engine house to left. 2-light casements with horizontal
glazing bars in cambered redbrick arch openings. On ground floor wide doorway
at centre and narrow doorway to right both with segmental brick arches and
blocked. At the north end the 2 - storey engine house has 3 - light casement on
ground floor and doorway to left. Low redbrick C20 range attached to north end
and circa early C20 red brick smoking kilns on south end with ventilators on
ridge of roof. Late C20 additions at rear.

Interior not inspected.

Note: Roughly on the site of an earlier fulling /woollen mill it was built as a
canal warehouse for transferring goods from sea to canal craft, as well as for
storage. The 2 - storey section at the north end may have been a water powered
engine house to drive a hoist.

Source: Martin Watts.

Listing NGR: SX8057360489

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

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