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St Vincent’s Works, Bristol

St Vincent’s Works were built as the offices for John Lysaght’s Iron Works. The buildings construction was finished by Milverton Drake. Constructed in 1891 and it is currently a grade II* listed building. The building was vacated in 1995 and fell into a state of disrepair until 2000 when the current …

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Dalton Mills, Keighley

The site of Dalton Mills dates as far back as the mid 18th century. The current buildings were built in the late 19th century. Dalton Mills, named after a former manager of the mill, is located on the easterly side of Keighley. Evidence suggests it was still in partial use …

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Rhodia Chemical Plant, Avonmouth – Bristol

It seems the local chemical industries of Avonmouth Docks are slowly disapearing. Following on from the explore of Sevalco another site popped up in the form of Rhodia. The actual chemical plant dates back to 1917 and has been used under several different names and companies. The site closed in …

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Sevalco Plant, Avonmouth – Bristol

The Sevalco plant in Avonmouth, Bristol, specialised in producing carbon black. Carbon black is most commonly used in the production of rubber in tyres. The site began production in 1951 and stretches across 20 arces. The recent downturn in car production and sales resulted in the plant stopping production at …

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