Bridport and West Bay: The buildings of the flax and hemp industry (Informed Conservation ) (Paperback)

Bridport and West Bay: The buildings of the flax and hemp industry (Informed Conservation ) By Mike Williams Cover Image

Bridport and West Bay: The buildings of the flax and hemp industry (Informed Conservation ) (Paperback)

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Bridport is an industrial market town on the west Dorset coast which has played a pivotal role in the region's hemp and flax industry for over 700 years. The industrial heritage of this town is not widely known outside the area and very little has been published on the regional and national significance of Bridport. Hemp and flax was traditionally grown locally and used for the production of cordage, netting and sailcloth: this industry expanded from the 18th century onwards with the construction of new mills and warehouses along with the continued use of traditional rope and twine walks, creating a highly distinctive range of building types.
Mike Williams is an investigator at Historic England and the author of Textile Mills of South West England.
Product Details ISBN: 9781873592861
ISBN-10: 1873592868
Publisher: Historic England Publishing
Publication Date: June 30th, 2006
Pages: 63
Language: English
Series: Informed Conservation