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Latitude: 50.9269 / 50°55'36"N
Longitude: 0.975 / 0°58'29"E
OS Eastings: 609162
OS Northings: 118378
OS Grid: TR091183
Mapcode National: GBR T0W.TJZ
Mapcode Global: FRA D6XN.KN1
Entry Name: Net Boiler
Listing Date: 25 January 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1252214
English Heritage Legacy ID: 175255
Location: Lydd, Shepway, Kent, TN29
Civil Parish: Lydd
Built-Up Area: New Romney
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
The following building shall be added to the list
LYDD BATTERY ROAD
1/10003 Net boiler
Net boiler, later c19. Square structure of tarred brick about 4 by 5
feet wide and 2½ feet high with brick chimney in one corner. Cemented
parapet. Circular metal tanning copper in centre. Rectangular aperture
at ground level in one side. Net boilers were used for dying and
preserving fishing nets and clothing such as overalls and aprons. The
circular copper tub was filled with water and a fire lit underneath.
Resin from Burma was placed in a basket above the tub and slowly
dissolved. When the water was stained to a dark brown, the nets and
clothes used for a day's fishing were soaked in the solution to
protect them against the ravages of sea water. The nets would be used
for one day's fishing only and then dried out again to set the dye.
Fishermen often boiled their nets on the same day and it was a social
occasion. This tanning copper was larger than most examples and is now
a very rare survival of a process associated with the fishing
Listing NGR: TR0916218378
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