historic england

11 Nov 2020
Four floors of office space at Shrewsbury's Flaxmill Maltings will be unveiled next year, with Shropshire surveyors Towler Shaw Roberts appointed as the letting agents.   More than 25,000 sq ft of office space will be available within the historic Main Mill building - the world's first iron-framed building and forerunner of the modern day skyscraper.   As restoration of this iconic landmark...
Shrewsbury's medieval cellar
15 Aug 2019
If you’re wondering why the pavement is fenced off at the top of St John’s Hill, here’s the reason…. There’s a cellar underneath it with a fascinating local historic value! The cellar origins In the 14th century the Town Wall had an inner lane running along side it towards the top of St John’s Hill; it was appropriately called Wall Lane. The cellar is constructed, I assume, using the remains of...
29 Jun 2018
Morris Joinery has been awarded a coveted commission from Historic England to restore and replace a total of 39 windows at the town’s historic Flaxmill Maltings, known as the grandparent of the modern skyscraper. Four of the original 4ft square windows at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings are to be carefully restored by hand with a further 35 other replicas hand crafted to complete this element of the...
11 Aug 2017
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, which includes the Main Mill, the first iron framed building in the world, will be opening it's gates to the public again over the Heritage open days, on the 9th and 10th of September. Opening times will be 10am to 4pm.  Building works are currently underway on the site, thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant of over £20m. The open weekend offers a chance to see the...
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