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Description: Centre Building, About 60 Metres South East of Lodge, Higher Flax Mills
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
Date Delisted: 12 June 2006
English Heritage Building ID: 262045
OS Grid Reference: ST6353232358
OS Grid Coordinates: 363532, 132358
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0894, -2.5221
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1606/5/112 TORBAY ROAD
18-MAR-86 (South side)
CENTRE BUILDING, ABOUT 60 METRES SOUTH
EAST OF LODGE, HIGHER FLAX MILLS
CASTLE CARY CP TORBAY ROAD (South side)
5/112 Centre building, about 60 metres
south-east of Lodge, Higher Flax
Mill Building. Mid C19. Cary stone cut and squared, with red brick and Doulting stone dressings; double Roman clay tile
roof between coped gables. Three storeys, 4 bays. Cast iron windows of 30 panes in toothed brick surrounds with
slightly segmental keystoned gauged arches; later 6-pane sash window lower bay 4; boarded doors at all levels bay 3,
that to first floor having pivotted cast iron crane hoist, and that to second floor has a projecting hoist beam set in
a gablet. Similar windows in south gable to upper levels, but at ground floor an angled bay with 2+6+2 pane sash
windows under hipped Welsh slate roof. Simple interior, little altered. In the two-storey buildings to east, otherwise
not of special interest, survives John Boyd and Co. Ltd., the last horsehair weavers in England, established in grounds
of Ochiltree House (qv). 1867: the machinery used is of great interest. Boyd's relocated to premises adjoining their
rivals in 1956. The main building part of a twine, rope and sailcloth factory transferred to this site by Charles Donne
in 1818, and may be of that date, with later modifications to windows. (McGarvie M, Castle Cary: Avalon Industries,
Listing NGR: ST6353532355
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Source: English Heritage
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