Tail Mill originally manufactured cloth, initially by the use of water power and later by steam power.   The complex is Grade II listed and includes the mill pond, an early nineteenth century warehouse, an early nineteenth century textile Mill with internal engine and boiler houses, four long mid-nineteenth century warehouses, a mid-nineteenth century north light shed, and an early twentieth century engine house.  The site has been vacant for a number of years and many of the buildings have fallen into a significant state of disrepair.

Our scheme involves retaining the majority of the historically significant buildings on the site (shown lighter in the site plan opposite).  The masterplan has been devised to provide accommodation around a series of courts, creating 45 residential units of which 22 will be new build houses.

Following extensive consultation with English Heritage, the Conservation Officer, and local residents, the project has received planning permission and work has begun on site.  The first phase of work on site is now complete.

Tail Mill Conservation, Merriott, Somerset

The converted Warehouse from the south

Tail Mill conversion and new-build traditional housing, Merriott, Somerset - masterplan

Masterplan with existing buildings (light) and new buildings (dark)

Tail Mill conservation, Merriott, Somerset - warehouse extensions with timber cladding and zinc roof

Rear extensions to The Warehouse

Tail Mill listed building conservation, Merriott, Somerset - The Warehouse window with shutters

Refurbished warehouse window detail

Tail Mill conversion and conservation, Merriott - The listed warehouse - attic timber trusses

Warehouse attic room

Tail Mill conversion, Merriott, Somerset - warehouse extension with timber cladding and zinc roof

Single storey rear extension to The Warehouse

Tail Mill masterplan, Merriott, Somerset - traditional houses with Ham stone and timber cladding

Semi-detached houses in the first phase

Tail Mill Conversion, Merriott - Detached house

Detached houses in the first phase

Conservation, conversion and extensions at Tail Mill, Merriott, Somerset - site elevation

Site elevation showing new and existing buildings

Tail Mill housing masterplan, Merriott, Somerset - traditional houses arranged around a courtyard

New-build courtyard housing