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Tail Mill originally manufactured cloth, initially powered by water power and later by steam.  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 was vacant for a number of years and many of the buildings had 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).  This involves creating 45 homes, half formed from converting the mill buildings, and half as new-build houses.

Following extensive consultation with English Heritage, the Conservation Officer, and local residents, the first two phases of the project are now complete.

Design team: James Armitage, Paul Jeffries, Jonathon Hook, Chris Fothergill

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

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

Site elevation showing new and existing buildings

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