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Westport Foundry and Attached Iron Railngs, Piers and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5875 / 51°35'14"N

Longitude: -2.1024 / 2°6'8"W

OS Eastings: 393001

OS Northings: 187628

OS Grid: ST930876

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.H8Z

Mapcode Global: VH95S.HCXD

Entry Name: Westport Foundry and Attached Iron Railngs, Piers and Gates

Listing Date: 1 July 1976

Last Amended: 19 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269493

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460734

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Malmesbury

Built-Up Area: Malmesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Malmesbury and Brokenborough

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


758-1/2/72 (North East side)
01/07/76 Westport Foundry and attached iron
railings, piers and gates
(Formerly Listed as:
(North East side)
Westport Ironworks)


Foundry and forge. Founded 1870, incorporating early C19 range
of farm buildings. Limestone rubble outer farm walls and late
C19 brickwork, with slate and Double Roman roof.
U-shaped plan of single-depth ranges, paired along the SE
side, with rebuilt former office to SW open side.
EXTERIOR: 2-storeys and attic, with single storey NE range;
3:3:3-window ranges to courtyard. Parallel 2-storey ranges
have segmental-arched heads and metal-framed windows, blind to
the ground floor, the W range with a 1-window rubble end gable
and small hatch to the left of the ground-floor window, the E
range with a right-hand parallel gabled range set forward,
brick with altered carriage doors and hoist doors above;
connected by a single-storey rear range with a left-hand
doorway, arched left-hand and flat-headed central and
right-hand windows. Rebuilt former office has an inward-facing
doorway and small windows with thin mullions.
INTERIOR: details include line shafting to lathes and pillar
drill in N range and fan for brass furnace and forge in W
range which retain early bellows, driven by a Tangye gas
engine; pattern maker's shop and casting floor, formerly with
cupola, in E range.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached iron railings, piers and
entrance gates close the courtyard; a pair of capped ashlar
gate piers with iron gates attached to W corner.
HISTORICAL NOTE: a fairly complete example of a rural town
foundry, of which there are now very few survivors.

Listing NGR: ST9300587628

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

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