SX7366 : Weavers' houses, Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh

near to Buckfastleigh, Devon, Great Britain

Weavers' houses, Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh
Weavers' houses, Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh
According to Palmer & Neaverson in The Textile Industry of South-West England (2005), this is a good example of a group of three storey houses used for weaving in the domestic woollen industry. The top floor has wooden slatting to allow ventilation for drying but it is not known whether the material drying was damp worsted, sized yarns or fulled cloth. Weaving could have been performed on the first or ground floors.

These are quite unlike the typical Yorkshire weavers' cottages.
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Sunday, 5 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 June, 2011
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City, Town centre  Industry 
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Chapel Street  South-West 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7380 6612 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:28.8761N 3:46.8059W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7382 6612
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