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Fox’s Field secured for the community
25 January 2021 : Council news, Community
The site known as Fox’s Field is vital for the setting of the Grade II* listed Tonedale Mill complex which the Council is also acting to protect.
Following the acquisition SWT has been working alongside Wellington Mills CIC and Transition Town Wellington to protect the Field as an open, green space for the whole community.
Community consultation for the site will begin shortly by the WMCIC and TTW with the support of SWT.
Cllr Marcus Kravis, Executive Member for Assets, said: “The Fox’s Mill complex is an important part of our national and local industrial heritage.
The mill was built in the late 18th century for Fox Bros and was used for wool preparation and yarn spinning. At its peak around 6,500 metres of material was produced at the factory each day.