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Former Fussells Ironworks, Mells

Description: Former Fussells Ironworks

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 266943

OS Grid Reference: ST7391448894
OS Grid Coordinates: 373914, 148894
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2386, -2.3750

Location: Mells, Somerset BA11 3PA

Locality: Mells
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 3PA

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Listing Text

ST 74 NW


Former Fussells Ironworks


Remains of ironworks including office building. Late C19 Remains of various walls
in rubble with some brick,and office building in rubble with brick dressings and
slate roof. Office block, at west end of site, 2 storeys, 2 + 3 windows:at ground
floor a small square opening, two doors, a sash window opening, wide access door
and a further opening. At first floor 2 small sashes and 3 tripanite sashes. All
openings with brick surrounds and cambered heads. Attached left remains of 2 storey
cottage, without roof. Blue brick stack left gable of main building. The north
boundary of the site, built against a raised bank bounded by a wall in rubble in
varying heights extending overall c. 160m and dying out to a point to the west; wall
includes several offsets and two openings. Lying south of this wall considerable
ruined remains of industrial buildings including a 3-arched vaulted section and a
number of deep lined waterways or former rooms; to the south-east of the office
building a further rubble building with low-pitched corrugated iron roof. The
southern edge of the site is bounded by the stream which includes a weir and at the
east end a section of the stream is lined by dressed stone revetment walls c 5m
high from water level. A very significant industrial-archaeological site in a
dramatic setting.

Listing NGR: ST7391448894

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Source: English Heritage

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