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© Mr Cyril Baldwin

IoE Number: 458196
Location: FLAX DRESSING BUILDING AT FORMER DITHERINGTON FLAX MILL, SPRING GARDENS (west side)
  SHREWSBURY, SHREWSBURY AND ATCHAM, SHROPSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Cyril Baldwin
Date Photographed: 22 May 2006
Date listed: 10 September 1987
Date of last amendment: 17 November 1995
Grade II*

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SHREWSBURY SJ41SE SPRING GARDENS, Ditherington 653-1/4/750 (West side) 10/09/87 Flax dressing building at former Ditherington Flax Mill (Formerly Listed as: SPRING GARDENS Shropshire Maltings, malthouse attached to N of main block) GV II* Flax dressing building, now disused malthouse. c1803 by Charles Bage, rebuilt following fire, 1811. Walls of red bricks, roof slated to south pitch, corrugated asbestos to north. Rectangular plan with stair at west end. 5 storeys, with chamfered external offset at second floor level, 11-window range. Original openings to north and south blocked or reduced in size on conversion to maltings. INTERIOR: internal iron-framed structure in which cast-iron columns support shallow brick jack arches sprung between cast-iron beams. Cast-iron roof trusses. The building was originally the hackling or flax dressing block for the Ditherington flax mill, established by Marshall, Benyon and Bage 1796-7 (Former Ditherington Flax Mill, qv), and a conventional construction was radically altered following a fire in 1811. It was converted to a malthouse 1897-98. (Macleod M, Trinder B, Worthington M: Ditherington Flax Mill, Shrewsbury: Ironbridge: 1988-).

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