Photograph of main orridor in the Ropery, Kent

The Ropery

The Ropery building is a Scheduled Ancient Monument & Grade I Listed building.

The main ropery building, the Double Ropehouse, was built during the Napoleonic Wars to house the spinning, closing and laying processes. Originally worked entirely by hand, the closing and laying process were mechanised from 1811 and powered by steam from 1826.

Machinery dating from 1811 remains in regular use and on display to visitors. BB7 were appointed to undertake a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment for this building.


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