© Mr Cyril Baldwin
FLAX DRESSING BUILDING AT FORMER DITHERINGTON FLAX MILL, SPRING GARDENS (west side)
SHREWSBURY, SHREWSBURY AND ATCHAM, SHROPSHIRE
Mr Cyril Baldwin
22 May 2006
10 September 1987
Date of last amendment:
17 November 1995
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SJ41SE SPRING GARDENS, Ditherington
653-1/4/750 (West side)
10/09/87 Flax dressing building at former
Ditherington Flax Mill
(Formerly Listed as:
Shropshire Maltings, malthouse
attached to N of main block)
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
(Macleod M, Trinder B, Worthington M: Ditherington Flax Mill,
Shrewsbury: Ironbridge: 1988-).