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Bowden's Old Lace Factory

A Grade II Listed Building in Chard Town, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8716 / 50°52'17"N

Longitude: -2.9624 / 2°57'44"W

OS Eastings: 332374

OS Northings: 108447

OS Grid: ST323084

Mapcode National: GBR M7.TF8V

Mapcode Global: FRA 46PS.V01

Entry Name: Bowden's Old Lace Factory

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197427

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374033

Location: Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Chard Town

Built-Up Area: Chard

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Chard St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


CHARD

ST3308 BODEN STREET
756-1/4/6 (East side)
24/03/50 Bowden's Old Lace Factory

GV II

Lace factory, now works. c1825. Flemish bond brick on
limestone rubble plinth. 3 storeys, 14-window range to front,
3-window range to left return and 4 windows to right return;
circular tie-plates between each window on each floor to front
and back. Projecting loading bay to right in style of archway
(qv) of 1901; stone coping to front gable end over canted bay
with hipped stone roof. High door above plinth and entrance to
right return, all with heavily rusticated quoins and
dressings.
INTERIOR: divided into small commercial lots, but mostly
cast-iron piers to vaulted brick ceilings. The lace or plain
net trade became established after 1820 by manufacturers who
fled from the Luddite resistance they had faced in the
Midlands.
(Aston: Historic Towns in Somerset: 1977-; Buchanan CA:
Industrial Archaeology of Central Southern England: 1980-:
P.123).


Listing NGR: ST3237408447

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