History of the Fullers Earth works at Folly Down, Fosseway, Bath


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windmills History of the Fullers Earth works at Folly Down, Fosseway, Bath

As part of a proposed development of the Fullers Earth works at Folly Down, Fosseway, Bath, the architects of the scheme have put together an accompanying website. In their words, the scheme is for "A mixed development of offices and dwellings in a beautiful rural setting combining exquisitely converted former mill buildings with contemporary additions in sympathetic character".

The page on the history of the site includes information on the 60ft diameter Halliday windengine which was used to power the machinery in the 1890's. The engine which had a wooden sectional windwheel burnt down in 1904.

The original planning proposal from Nov 2000 was rejected, but the developers are still looking to develop the site, as witnessed by a further application in 2004 to update the security on the site (granted).
Item: #406, Posted: 9/12/04.


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