Tonedale Mills, including Tone Mills, was a large wool factory in Wellington, Somerset that was the largest woollen mill in South West England. Owned by Fox Brothers, it was most famous for the production of "Taunton serge", and later the khaki dye used by the British Army. The mill was established in the middle of the eighteenth century, and thrived during the industrial revolution. At its peak, around 6,500 metres (21,300 ft) of material was produced at the factory each day. The cheap cost of producing fabric in third-world countries contributed to the factory mostly closing during the 1980s, but small-scale production continues on part of the site.
Plans to convert some of the site into housing were abandoned in 2008, during the global financial crisis, due to low levels of interest. Development on the site was later supported by The Prince's Regeneration Trust, and the site was listed on the Heritage at Risk Register in 2010, while the Tone Mills site was identified in 2014 as being among the top ten Heritage at Risk "priority" sites in the South West. Most of the site has been grade II* listed, granting it a level of preservation by English Heritage, though the organisation accept that "comprehensive restoration and reuse would not prove commercially viable" due to the size and state of disrepair of the site.
IN Part2 we visit the other site which is situated across a few fields away.
Big Thanks to Alison for the heads up on this location.
My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattswilli/
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Also present on this explore were
Exploring with Fighters - https://www.youtube.com/c/ExploringwithFighters/videos
Sam and Jess Explores - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeZfXq1On5g1onUaolpcUig
Dark Arts TV - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB-POIVPINwrSWnjrmcljOg
Proving Demons - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZYELcpwp9RdliPL8gsw1w
Living it-UrbaN - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDNmFjTZpYoR7nXTYrk04JA