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Public Weighbridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilchester, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0017 / 51°0'6"N

Longitude: -2.6827 / 2°40'57"W

OS Eastings: 352194

OS Northings: 122703

OS Grid: ST521227

Mapcode National: GBR MM.K05F

Mapcode Global: FRA 568G.GPW

Entry Name: Public Weighbridge

Listing Date: 28 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345745

English Heritage Legacy ID: 263446

Location: Ilchester, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Ilchester

Built-Up Area: Ilchester

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

Public weighbridge, Market Place.


Public weighbridge, Market Place.



10/64 Public weighbridge



Public weighbridge. 1870-1880. Cast and wrot iron machinery, the housing in an early C20 timber shed. Standard weighing
plates set into road, about 2.5 x 6 metres overall; the balance and works set into low timber clad shed, vertical
painted boarding, felted monopitch roof; 8-pane long low window along south-east side, very low door to west. Machinery
by E and A Ashworth Ltd., of Dewsbury and London. Weighbridge installed soon after l870 by Ilchester Corporation - by
1888 the weighbridge and town hall lettings provided the bulk of the Corporation's income: it now appears to be
operated by a private firm (VCR, Vol III, I974).

Listing NGR: ST5219422703

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