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Silk Drying Shed to North of Darshill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1932 / 51°11'35"N

Longitude: -2.5681 / 2°34'5"W

OS Eastings: 360397

OS Northings: 143929

OS Grid: ST603439

Mapcode National: GBR MR.5561

Mapcode Global: VH8B0.F8QM

Plus Code: 9C3V5CVJ+7Q

Entry Name: Silk Drying Shed to North of Darshill House

Listing Date: 23 July 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345237

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266659

Location: Shepton Mallet, Mendip, Somerset, BA4

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Shepton Mallet

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


6/258 Silk Drying Shed to North of
Darshill House


- II

Silk drying shed. Early C19. Doulting rubble with rough quoins to ground floor, brick construction above, pantile roof.
2-storeys, one wide bay having fixed window with glazing bars and square head doorway with dressed stone surround to
East side, C20 window and segmental arch doorway to West side. First floor on each of 3-sides has panels of perforated
brick construction, one course thick, to provide ventilation, supported by solid panels with 9-single vent holes, being
2-courses thick. First floor door on North wall. An important survival of the once flourishing textile industry in this
area. Locally known as a handle house.

Listing NGR: ST6039743929

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

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