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Author Topic: Castle Cary: history of small industrial site next to the station.  (Read 727 times)
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« on: January 27, 2023, 07:14:33 pm »

Does anyone happen to know more about the small (and just demolished) red brick industrial buildings with chimney next to Castle Cary station?


Edit: the site currently being redeveloped and it appears the buildings remodelled and retained.

South Somerset Council Planning application: 21/02446/FUL
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2023, 07:52:14 pm »

1930 OS (Ordnance Survey) map shows it as a creamery.
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Design and Access statement pt 1 from planning application has more
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2023, 11:41:06 am »

Article in the local paper:

Thanks for this. Planning applications particularly on this sort of site often involve the loss of very repurposable existing buildings, so it's good to see some of the structure retained, (and some rebuilt, see condition 20 in the planning officer's report which addresses the chimney)

"Prior to occupation of the building the chimney shown on drawing numbers shall be rebuilt to match in size,
design, form and materials, including matching size, colour and texture of brick and matching mortar the
chimney which has been removed."

The railway will be wishing it had possession of the site for car parking, mind.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2023, 11:54:43 am »

Apparently, GWR (Great Western Railway) already have sourced a site for car parking and this should be ready by the summer
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2023, 11:57:53 am »

Interesting. Certainly in the late 50s, when I was at the station most days, quite a considerable number of churns from there were transferred to the station en route to a milk depot in Kensington, London (and possibly some by ordinary train to Bristol). I don't remember there being any products other this fresh milk - but can't be sure.
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