Top Ten Endangered Buildings 2021: Healings Flour Mill and Warehouses, Tewkesbury, Grade II, by W H James of Tewkesbury for Samuel Healing and Son, 1865-6

At its peak in 1892, Healings Flour Mill was considered to be the largest and most advanced flour mill in the country, capable of producing 25 sacks of flour an hour. Operations ceased in 2006, and the complex of buildings is now derelict.

At its peak in 1892, Healings Flour Mill was considered to be the largest and most advanced flour mill in the country, capable of producing 25 sacks of flour an hour. Operations ceased in 2006, and the complex of buildings is now derelict.

A couple of twentieth century structures were demolished following the closure of the mill and machinery from the warehouse and mill was also removed.
The listed buildings are unsafe and need serious structural work to preclude the possibility of demolition. Although plans were tabled in 2019 to demolish the non-listed later structures surrounding the listed buildings, no formal application has been made. Likewise, a residential development plan from 2017 from a developer, has not yet come to fruition.


Griff Rhys Jones said: “Healings Mill represents Tewkesbury and the surrounding area’s agricultural and industrial past and is a source of pride for many people who live around it. The mill’s riverside location and attractive architecture, make it ideal for repurposing to breathe new life into the area. Its grand scale gives it the potential to become a focal point for the community, with space for small businesses, homes, leisure facilities or even a museum... ...Sadly, its current state of extreme disrepair means that urgent action is needed to save this building from deteriorating further and facing total demolition. We hope a developer will see the potential in repurposing this wonderful building.”


Picture Credits: Andrew S Brown, Nicholas Jones of The Photo Studio Tewkesbury


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