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Net Boiler

A Grade II Listed Building in Lydd, Kent

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252214

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175255

Location: Lydd, Shepway, Kent, TN29

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Lydd

Built-Up Area: New Romney

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list
TR 0420
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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