The Dye House

Sheila Laurens

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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The Dye House in the Flax Mill / Maltings. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK.

Between 1796 and 1797, the world’s first completely iron-framed building, Ditherington Flax Mill, was built for a partnership, Marshall, Benyon and Bage. Their aim was to create a factory to spin flax which could then be woven into linen.
Historically, the purpose of the building was less important than its design by its architect, Charles Bage (1751-1822).
Bage created the ancestor of all iron-framed and steel-framed structures, including modern skyscrapers.
The building remains largely intact and is currently unused but there are plans to save, restore and/or rejuvenate. It lies within a complex of several former industrial buildings on the outskirts of Shrewsbury town centre.
Thanks to Revolutionary Players – “Charles Bage, the Flax Industry and Shrewsbury’s Iron-Framed Mills”

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