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Great Eastern Drying Shed, Sawston

History of Great Eastern Drying Shed

Listed building on Heritage at Threat Register

Also known as the Great Eastern Drying Shed, HIGH STREET Skin drying shed. Mid C.19. Timber-framed and weather boarded above brick ground storey, below hipped slate roof. Twenty six bays by four bays. The arcaded brick ground floor would formerly have housed steeping tanks. The three upper storeys with adjustable louvered ventilators and unencumbered floor space was for skin drying. Now largely out of use.

C19 timber-framed skin drying shed with adjustable timber louvered walls. Major areas of roof and south and west walls exposed and admitting rain. Internal boarded floors in very bad condition and partly collapsed. Redundant and at immediate risk of further deterioration or loss of fabric. An application for Listed Building Consent for total demolition was submitted in 2019. Consents now in place and demolition contract let. Work removing the building due to be undertaken in 2020.


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