Monument record GFD 033 - Horsehair Manufactory, Bells Lane Glemsford

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Mid 19th century horsehair manufactory.


Grid reference Centred TL 832 483 (127m by 73m)
Map sheet TL84NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Sole surviving representative of a trade once common throughout the district. Buildings constructed mid 19th century and little altered since (S1).
Now converted to housing.
2005: Monitoring identified brick structures dated to the 19th century and thought to relate to the horsehair factory. There was no evidence to suggest the function or date of the pit but the preservation of organic material indicates a stable level of the water table (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Serial: Suffolk Industrial Archaeological Society Newsletter. 1980.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Gil, D.. 2005. Archaeological monitoring Report, Former Horse Hair Factory, Bell’s Lane, Glemsford.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 12 2022 4:52PM

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