Former Framework Knitting Workshop, Duke Street, Loughborough (Grade II)

Geo: 52.7752, -1.2015
Date ListedThu 13th June, 2002
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressFormer Framework Knitting Workshop Duke Street Loughborough LE11 1ED
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK5396520035
Volume, Map, Item261, 0, 10022
WardLoughborough Lemyngton

Former framework knitting workshop. ca. 1875. Red brick with gault brick dressings and slate roof with end stacks. Two storeys. Sixteen window range in all at first floor of iron framed windows with glazing bars under brick segmental arches. Similar windows to ground floor, at present partly boarded. Central double loading doors on both floors. Further single door to centre right. Small windows and door on left end. Right end and rear blank. Interior reported as retaining original stairs.
This framework knitters workshop is a little-altered and unusual survival of the intermediate stage in the hosiery industry between home working and the complete factory. A number of knitters would work here for the workshop owner, some heating being provided by the end fireplaces.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.