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Silk Drying Shed to North of Darshill House, Shepton Mallet

Description: Silk Drying Shed to North of Darshill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 July 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 266659

OS Grid Reference: ST6039743929
OS Grid Coordinates: 360397, 143929
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1932, -2.5681

Location: A371, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5JH

Locality: Shepton Mallet
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA4 5JH

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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 a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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