Field Tenter Frame Restoration | Otterburn Mill
We are delighted to start working with the team to restore the Tenter Frames at Otterburn Mill. The Field Tenters were used to dry woollen cloth in the open air, after it had been washed, as part of the production process at Otterburn Mill
The project will conserve and restore the last remaining set of tenter frames, with intact beams and hooks, in England
The frames themselves are Grade II listed and a Listed Building consent will be required to carry out the restoration works to the frames. We will work closely with the team at Historic Property Restoration Ltd, and John Wynn Griffiths on the project. We undertook and initial photo survey and measured survey of the tenter frames in late 2023, allowing us to produce a set of detailed ‘existing’ drawings of the structures. We will now agree a scope of works with the various parties involved, which will inform the proposed drawings and specifications to be submitted for Listed Building Consent.
We look forward to being part of a team which will restore an important part of the historic process of producing textiles at Otterburn Mill.
You can read more about the history of Otterburn Mill here.