Castlefields Mill: the Flax Warehouse
Image: The only surviving part of Bage’s Castlefields Flax Mill, Shrewsbury. The building now contains private dwellings in Severn Street.
Image from: Shropshire Archives
The factory was extended by 1811 to include additional buildings. Most of the structure has since been demolished, but part of it survives as numbers 5-8a Severn Street in Shrewsbury. This was described in 1811 as the ‘new building” and may have been a flax warehouse. The surviving building is iron-framed. Flax was an inflammable material, and substantial quantities were stored prior to manufacturing, so it was important to create a fire-proof structure for the warehouse.« Previous in this sectionNext in this section »