Friday, January 28, 2011

Art work in derelict dyeworks (25)

TGIF Theme

I had an hour or so to spare today so ended up here :)

I’m struggling to get any history on these buildings, The dyeworks closed in the mid 90s and has been known as George Cocks Ltd or the Longfield Dyeworks. Currently the site has planning permission to be demolition for conversion into housing.

Possibly the first building was built in 1877, there is a stone plaque on this building, the rest of the site looks as if it has been added in stages as the site expanded; about 5 separate developments in total, the only history I have found point to these developments “between 1918 and 1938, when a single building, of unspecified use, was constructed. Two additional buildings were constructed adjacent to the northwest and northeast of the original building between 1956 and 1968. The site was formerly used as offices and warehousing associated with a dyeworks.”

craig h1

Thank you for sharing this with us in the TGIF theme Craig.

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