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© Mrs Pamela Weston

IoE Number: 402532
Photographer: Mrs Pamela Weston
Date Photographed: 26 August 2002
Date listed: 14 March 1991
Date of last amendment: 14 March 1991
Grade II

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The following building shall be added:-MARKET HARBOROUGHST MARY'S ROADSP 73872/198No 124 (Original North

The following building shall be added:- MARKET HARBOROUGH ST MARY'S ROAD SP 7387 2/198 No 124 (Original North West Building at Harborough Rubber Works II Flour mills, now part of rubber factory. Circa 1860, for John Bland; rubber works since 1894. Polychromatic brickwork; red brick in Flemish bond with blue and white brick bands and cornice and white brick window arches. Slate roofs with stone-coped gable ends. Rectangular on plan, the engine house probably at west end. 3 storeys and attic. 3-bay north front, each bay with 2 round- headed windows, the bay separated by flat pilaster buttresses with Lombardic frieze and moulded brick eaves cornice above, of polychromatic brick. The windows have cast-iron frames with glazing bars, white brick arches and blue and white brick bands at impost level across front and moulded brick dentils to cills between the pilaster buttresses. The band and cill courses continue to right into 2 bays of one and 2 storeys with similar windows. Bands in gable ends, the west with cast-iron windows with glazing bars, the east with loft door and hoist. Later buildings against rear (south) elevation and 1961 building attached to east end linking original mill with 1925 rubber works to east. Situated on north side of the River Wellands. Interior: Wooden floor beams supported on thin iron columns. Note: Originally a steam-driven flour mill built for John Bland. In 1894 became factory of Harborough Rubber Company who made bicycle pedal blocks and pedal blocks etc for automobiles. The name 'Dainite' was adodpted during the First World War when the factory continuously worked through night and day.

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