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Bowden's Old Lace Factory

A Grade II Listed Building in Chard, Somerset

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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


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


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
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
(Aston: Historic Towns in Somerset: 1977-; Buchanan CA:
Industrial Archaeology of Central Southern England: 1980-:

Listing NGR: ST3237408447

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